- 1 [transitive, intransitive] edit (something) to prepare a piece of writing, a book, etc. to be published by correcting the mistakes, making improvements to it, etc. I know that this rough draft will need to be edited. This is the edited version of my speech (= some parts have been taken out).
- 2 [transitive] edit something to prepare a book to be published by collecting together and arranging pieces of writing by one or more authors He's editing a book of essays by Gore Vidal.
- 3 [transitive, intransitive] edit (something) (computing) to make changes to text or data on a screen You can download the file and edit it on your computer.
- 4 [transitive] edit something when someone edits a movie, television program, etc. they take what has been filmed or recorded and decide which parts to include and in which order They're showing the edited highlights of last month's game.
- 5 [transitive] edit something to be responsible for planning and publishing a newspaper, magazine, etc. (= to be the editor) She used to edit a women's magazine. Phrasal Verbsedit somethingout (of something)
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NAmE//ˈɛdət//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they edit
he / she / it edits
past simple edited
-ing form editing
I had time to do a quick edit of my essay before handing it in.
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