check mark


checkmark transitive verb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Twitter’s blue check mark, once highly coveted, still conveys a level of credibility and legitimacy to a bearer. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 17 Jan. 2023 But the new system allows anyone to pay $8 a month to get a check mark, making impersonation easier. Brian X. Chen, New York Times, 16 Nov. 2022 Instead of identifying confirmed individuals, particularly public figures, the company said the blue check mark will signify that a user has paid for Twitter Blue, the company’s $8 subscription service. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 9 Nov. 2022 Meanwhile, senior executives continue to leave, and the Chief Twit’s new $8 monthly fee for retaining a blue check mark could go live as soon as Monday. Alan Murray, Fortune, 3 Nov. 2022 Abdul Rahman also criticized Musk’s introduction of Twitter Blue, Twitter’s new subscription service that includes a blue check mark in the profile of any user who pays. Alena Botros, Fortune, 21 Dec. 2022 Musk this month allowed any user who paid an $8 subscription fee to obtain a blue check mark verification badge — a designation once reserved for public figures. Naomi Nix, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2022 Users who pay $7.99 a month for the service would get a blue check mark and access to premium features. Alyssa Lukpat, WSJ, 25 Nov. 2022 Less than 48 hours after the launch of Musk’s first major product, the company had disabled new sign-ups for check mark subscriptions to address the impersonation issues. Cat Zakrzewski, Faiz Siddiqui, Joseph Menn, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of check mark was in 1917

Dictionary Entries Near check mark

check lock

check mark


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“Check mark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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