Definition of redraft in US English:



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

    ‘I enclose a redrafted version’
    • ‘The police dissembled, waffled and redrafted the history.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The mine is now redrafting its labour policy with the help of the union, he said.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Marx drafted and redrafted this chapter several times in order to make it as accessible as possible.’
    • ‘This newspaper has learned that the draft report has been redrafted at least three times within the last month.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Dermot is now redrafting plans which he hopes to submit over the coming few weeks.’
    • ‘With one deft stroke, he placed himself in charge of redrafting a new set of laws.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the authors did succeed in redrafting it in an attempt to tone down the document's content.’
    • ‘All authors contributed to writing and redrafting the article.’
    • ‘The council's annual budget had to be redrafted at the last minute to include the debt.’
    • ‘The suspicion is that those redrafting the policy were influenced by borrower governments to weaken policy requirements.’
    • ‘The select committee has redrafted the bill extensively, and the bill is better for it.’
    • ‘She simply reached for her textbooks and redrafted their work from scratch.’
    • ‘Legislation published last December had to be redrafted.’
    • ‘The various security documents held by the Bank were redrafted in early 1985.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is true that within six years the French had redrafted this list twice, extending it and then restricting it.’
    revise, alter, change, modify, qualify, adapt, adjust
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Pronunciation /ˈriˌdræft//ˈrēˌdraft/
  • A document, text, or map which has been redrafted.

    • ‘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).’
    • ‘No doubt, there may be some who meticulously plot each word, draft, redraft, ponder and post.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was one of the major figures responsible for the 1999 redraft.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There was then the final meeting the following March when the draft affidavit was discussed and a redraft prepared.’
    • ‘I turn to private bills, local bills, and local legislation bills and tell members that a considerable redraft has been done in Appendix B.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On one occasion a redraft of articles dealing with defence mysteriously arrived just before midnight.’
    • ‘Subsequently, on 20th September 1983, Mr Sugar sent Mr Lee a redraft of the amendment.’
    • ‘My self-imposed deadline for completing my novel redraft is November 15 of this year.’
    • ‘The Cook Islands currently has no labour laws defining workers' rights with legislation bogged down in continual redrafts.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If the Civil Union bill is dumped, there will be so many changes made to this bill that it will almost be a redraft.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    revision, alteration, change, modification, qualification, adaptation, adjustment
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