proofread

verb
proof·​read | \ˈprüf-ˌrēd \
proofread\ˈprüf-​ˌred \; proofreading

Definition of proofread 

transitive verb

: to read and mark corrections in (something, such as a proof)

Examples of proofread in a Sentence

He proofread the essay carefully.

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Legitimate businesses proofread their official communications. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Host Savannah Guthrie Warns Fans of Popular Scam Using Her Name," 11 Sep. 2018 The prospect of human error is dire enough that Georgetown University’s undergraduate arts and sciences college has a rigorous procedure to proofread its diplomas, which are in Latin. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "Nice Degree, but Your Diploma Gets an ‘F’ for Spelling," 19 Aug. 2018 Legitimate businesses proofread their official communications. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Host Savannah Guthrie Warns Fans of Popular Scam Using Her Name," 11 Sep. 2018 Surviving Mercury retrograde is pretty simple: Remember to proofread everything, choose your words carefully, avoid signing contracts (or review them extra carefully), back up your data, and plan for travel mishaps. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "Your 2018 Guide to Surviving Mercury Retrograde," 26 July 2018 Legitimate businesses proofread their official communications. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Host Savannah Guthrie Warns Fans of Popular Scam Using Her Name," 11 Sep. 2018 Parents, teachers or counselors can suggest themes that will appeal to admissions officers (hardship, discrimination, fighting for social justice), advise on writing structure and vocabulary, and proofread final submissions. Naomi Schaefer Riley, WSJ, "Save the SAT Writing Test," 8 July 2018 Legitimate businesses proofread their official communications. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Good Morning America' Host Lara Spencer Warns Fans of Popular Scam Using Her Name," 10 July 2018 For those who insist on doing returns by hand, there's no substitute to proofreading to ensure your math is correct. Dan Caplinger, USA TODAY, "8 silly tax goof-ups that will delay your IRS refund," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of proofread

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proofread

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proofread

verb

English Language Learners Definition of proofread

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

proofread

verb
proof·​read | \ˈprüf-ˌrēd \
proofread\-​ˌred \; proofreading\-​ˌrē-​diŋ \

Kids Definition of proofread

: to read over and fix mistakes in (written or printed matter) It's a good idea to proofread your homework.

Other Words from proofread

proofreader noun

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