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proofread

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verb proof·read \ˈprüf-ˌrēd\

Simple Definition of proofread

  • : to read and correct mistakes in (a written or printed piece of writing)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of proofread

proofread

play \-ˌred\

proofreading

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to read and mark corrections in (as a proof)

Examples of proofread in a sentence

  1. He proofread the essay carefully.



Origin and Etymology of proofread

back-formation from proofreader


First Known Use: 1920


PROOFREAD Defined for Kids

proofread

play
verb proof·read \ˈprüf-ˌrēd\

Definition of proofread for Students

proofread

\-ˌred\

proofreading

\-ˌrē-diŋ\
  1. :  to read over and fix mistakes in (written or printed matter) <It's a good idea to proofread your homework.>

proofreader

noun



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