proofread

verb
proof·​read | \ ˈprüf-ˌrēd How to pronounce proofread (audio) \
proofread\ ˈprüf-​ˌred How to pronounce proofread (audio) \; proofreading

Definition of proofread

transitive verb

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

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Examples of proofread in a Sentence

He proofread the essay carefully.

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First Known Use of proofread

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for proofread

back-formation from proofreader

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The first known use of proofread was in 1845

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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 How to pronounce proofread (audio) \
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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