bowdlerize

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To remove those parts of a text considered offensive, vulgar, or otherwise unseemly

His critics take alarm only when it becomes apparent that he would bowdlerize Homer and exclude from his state the great tragedians.

to expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages
To purge literature of all possibly offensive or morally impure material
bowd·ler·ize bowdlerizes bowdlerizing bowdlerized in BRIT, also use bowdlerise disapproval To bowdlerize a book or film means to take parts of it out before publishing it or showing it. I'm bowdlerizing it -- just slightly changing one or two words so listeners won't be upset. a bowdlerised version of the song. to remove all the parts of a book, play etc that you think might offend someone - used to show disapproval (Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825), English editor who removed impolite words from Shakespeare's plays)
{f} bowdlerise, censor literature, modify a written work by abridging in content, change a written work by distorting in style or content (named after Thomas Bowdler who published a censored version of Shakespeare's works)
To expurgate, as a book, by omitting or modifying the parts considered offensive
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel
bowdlerise
To remove those parts of a text considered to be damaging to an authority
bowdlerization
The action or instance of bowdlerizing; the omission or removal of material considered vulgar or indecent
bowdlerise
bowdlerize: edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
bowdlerise
{f} bowdlerize, censor literature, modify a written work by abridging in content, change a written work by distorting in style or content (named after Thomas Bowdler who published a censored version of Shakespeare's works)
bowdlerise
To remove those parts of a text considered offensive, vulgar or adult in nature
bowdlerised
past of bowdlerise
bowdlerised
{s} expurgated, edited by omitting or altering parts considered offensive or vulgar (also bowdlerized)
bowdlerises
third-person singular of bowdlerise
bowdlerising
present participle of bowdlerise
bowdlerization
written material that has been bowdlerized
bowdlerization
the act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent written material that has been bowdlerized
bowdlerization
{i} bowdlerisation, literary censorship; written work that has been bowdlerized (named after Thomas Bowdler who published a censored version of Shakespeare's works)
bowdlerization
the act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent
bowdlerized
past of bowdlerize
bowdlerized
{s} expurgated, edited by omitting or altering parts considered offensive or vulgar (also bowdlerised)
bowdlerizes
third-person singular of bowdlerize
bowdlerizing
present participle of bowdlerize
bowdlerize

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    [ 'bOd-l&-"rIz, 'baud- ] (transitive verb.) 1826. From Thomas Bowdler, who in 1818 published a censored version of Shakespeare, expurgating "those words and expressions... which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family."

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