Definition of redraft in English:



[with object]
Pronunciation /riːˈdrɑːft/
  • Draft (a document, text, or map) again in a different way.

    ‘it is important to redraft your will in the event of family breakdown’
    • ‘It is true that within six years the French had redrafted this list twice, extending it and then restricting it.’
    • ‘Their motive is to help people, and the definition of treason needs to be redrafted so that they can do their important humanitarian work without fear of being charged with treason.’
    • ‘Whether these calculations will now need to be redrafted remains to be seen.’
    • ‘He didn't send the letter, in fact he spent the remaining five years of his life redrafting it - he was notorious for redrafting scientific papers - and he redrafted this letter.’
    • ‘Dermot is now redrafting plans which he hopes to submit over the coming few weeks.’
    • ‘After waiting hours for the paperwork to be redrafted he was told the court was then too busy and he would have to return next morning.’
    • ‘All authors contributed to writing and redrafting the article.’
    • ‘This newspaper has learned that the draft report has been redrafted at least three times within the last month.’
    • ‘With one deft stroke, he placed himself in charge of redrafting a new set of laws.’
    • ‘She simply reached for her textbooks and redrafted their work from scratch.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the authors did succeed in redrafting it in an attempt to tone down the document's content.’
    • ‘The mine is now redrafting its labour policy with the help of the union, he said.’
    • ‘And even if they all agreed on everything in it, the document would still have to be redrafted to take account of the fact that it will be a legal text.’
    • ‘The select committee has redrafted the bill extensively, and the bill is better for it.’
    • ‘Marx drafted and redrafted this chapter several times in order to make it as accessible as possible.’
    • ‘The suspicion is that those redrafting the policy were influenced by borrower governments to weaken policy requirements.’
    • ‘The various security documents held by the Bank were redrafted in early 1985.’
    • ‘The police dissembled, waffled and redrafted the history.’
    • ‘The council's annual budget had to be redrafted at the last minute to include the debt.’
    • ‘Legislation published last December had to be redrafted.’
    revise, alter, change, modify, qualify, adapt, adjust
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Pronunciation /ˈriːdrɑːft/
  • A document, text, or map which has been redrafted.

    ‘some aspects of the redraft are unclear’
    • ‘It was only when his mind was clear on this fundamental point that Clausewitz began the redraft of the entire work that he never lived to complete.’
    • ‘The Department of Health had not anticipated any problems with the letter, but it is now working on a redraft (Times Higher Education Supplement 29 June).’
    • ‘Finally, after reading a redraft and suggesting that we change one item to toughen our position, he headed for the door with our final offer in hand.’
    • ‘Drafts and redrafts are demanded, scripts are shaped to please the stars, the backers, the assessors, anything to prevent a director going on location and creating something the producers can't control.’
    • ‘My self-imposed deadline for completing my novel redraft is November 15 of this year.’
    • ‘After three redrafts, public health officials now say the incinerator application is ‘much more safe’ and they believe public health will be ‘satisfactorily safeguarded’.’
    • ‘Representatives of the Member States should now demand a redraft in light of the principles and values discussed here.’
    • ‘I turn to private bills, local bills, and local legislation bills and tell members that a considerable redraft has been done in Appendix B.’
    • ‘The Cook Islands currently has no labour laws defining workers' rights with legislation bogged down in continual redrafts.’
    • ‘A lot of things he made apparent can't be changed in this part, but trust me, I'll be sure to address them in the redraft.’
    • ‘There was then the final meeting the following March when the draft affidavit was discussed and a redraft prepared.’
    • ‘No doubt, there may be some who meticulously plot each word, draft, redraft, ponder and post.’
    • ‘On one occasion a redraft of articles dealing with defence mysteriously arrived just before midnight.’
    • ‘Today's task is to start on a redraft of the paper I plan to present in the Politics and International Studies Department, Rhodes University, on identity and Northern Ireland.’
    • ‘Subsequently, on 20th September 1983, Mr Sugar sent Mr Lee a redraft of the amendment.’
    • ‘In addition, there are sketchy references to the process being initiated by some stimulus material, involving the development of concepts and including redrafts or changes in direction.’
    • ‘Recoiling in exasperation at the tone produced by delicate official negotiations he asked me to take a laptop computer home to Glasgow and we worked on a complete redraft over a weekend.’
    • ‘He was one of the major figures responsible for the 1999 redraft.’
    • ‘A redraft of the copyright law next year may give us the right to copy our own CDs, but for now, I'm a thief.’
    • ‘If the Civil Union bill is dumped, there will be so many changes made to this bill that it will almost be a redraft.’
    revision, alteration, change, modification, qualification, adaptation, adjustment
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