In describing the changes made to a scientific paper, I want to say that I removed a footnote and inserted its contents into the main text. More specifically I want to write something along the lines of:
I defootnoted a footnote that addresses this issue.
As this sounds rather clumsy, I am looking for a verb to replace defootnote here.
Straightforward choices that do not fit include:
remove [the footnote] – does not capture that the content of the footnote is preserved.
include [the footnote] – can be misunderstood as a new footnote having been created.
include [the content] – does not capture that the content existed before.
Also, searching the Internet for defootnote and unfootnote yields all sorts of unrelated stuff.
I eventually came up with a satisfying solution but would be interested whether there are other or better suggestions.