Synonyms of bowdlerize
censorDictionary • She had ceased to bowdlerize her storytelling.
censor • Most TV companies tend to censor bad language in feature films.
cut • The audience wants more music and less drama, so we've cut some scenes.
expurgate • The work was heavily expurgated for its second edition.
sanitize • the school of crime writers who sanitize violence
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censorIf someone in authority censors a book, play, or film, they officially examine it and cut out any parts that are considered to be immoral or inappropriate.
• Most TV companies tend to censor bad language in feature films.
cutIf you cut a text, broadcast, or performance, you shorten it. If you cut a part of a text, broadcast, or performance, you do not publish, broadcast, or perform that part.
• The audience wants more music and less drama, so we've cut some scenes.
expurgateIf someone expurgates a piece of writing, they remove parts of it before it is published because they think those parts will offend or shock people.
• The work was heavily expurgated for its second edition.
Thesaurus for bowdlerize from the Collins English Thesaurus
to remove passages or words regarded as indecent from (a play, novel, etc); expurgate