bowdlerize


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Synonyms for bowdlerize

Synonyms for bowdlerize

to examine (material) and remove parts considered harmful or improper for publication or transmission

Synonyms for bowdlerize

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

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What gives a textbook editor the right to bowdlerize some of the best-loved literary works in history?
He proved so zealous at expurgating texts that to bowdlerize means just that.
As a consequence, they've forced the news departments to bowdlerize their product in favor of money.
It was responsible for the use of exalted language and the resultant charges of blasphemy which finally forced Quakers to bowdlerize and censure their own works.
Some scientists report pressure to stop or bowdlerize sex difference research.
This gave rise to the accusation that the Baha is were attempting to bowdlerize their own history through the publication of a series of "official histories.
The movie is directed by rock video and television commercial producer Tarsem Singh and, not surprisingly, is hyped for its high-fashion "look" that bowdlerizes many of the great modernist art movements from Expressionism to Dada to Surrealism, cheapening and regurgitating them with Vogue-style allure.
If that's so, part of it might be because the corporate film that bowdlerizes sf tropes has become so popular.