check mark


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checkmark \ ˈchek-​ˌmärk How to pronounce checkmark (audio) \ transitive verb

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Recent Examples on the Web Secondly, her Nike Air Jordan low-tops are actually a collaboration with Dior—the iconic check mark is even reworked in the label’s signature monogram print. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Bella Hadid Gives the Pantless Look a Sporty Twist," 30 Aug. 2020 Putting a check mark, star or sticker on a work assignment can go a long way to encourage a kid. USA Today, "These online learning tips will help parents prepare for a successful school year, even if it is virtual.," 6 Aug. 2020 So many aspects of this page are clearly sketchy: the name, the lack of a blue check mark, the link to enter for a free ticket, and the mere 39,000 Facebook users who have liked the page. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, "Southwest Airlines Tells Customers to Beware of a Scam Account Offering Free Flights," 17 June 2020 Of course, like everything else about COVID-19, this public-health and public-education question has been politicized, so that each of our parental anxieties gets reduced to an ideological check mark. Gilbert Garcia,, "Garcia: TEA creates an impossible school choice for parents," 11 July 2020 If an item has been shared, this button will show a check mark. David Nield, Popular Science, "Your favorite apps might be sharing too much about you. Here’s how to make sure they don’t.," 24 June 2020 Fortune’s Anne Srader explores the possibilities–U, check mark, Nike swoosh, square root symbol, etc.–here. David Meyer, Fortune, "On racial equity, how can companies show they mean what they say?," 8 June 2020 Consumers can expect to see a symbol on their screen — a check mark or a thumbs up — notifying them that a call is legit. Los Angeles Times, "Column: You can thank the coronavirus for a plunge in robocalls," 2 Apr. 2020 Once the photos are analyzed and the profile is verified, users earn a visible blue check mark on their accounts. NBC News, "Catfishing during coronavirus: How an old internet scam still tricks people," 4 May 2020

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First Known Use of check mark

1917, in the meaning defined above

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12 Sep 2020

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“Check mark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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