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)

Examples of proofread in a Sentence

He proofread the essay carefully.
Recent Examples on the Web Real and distinguished businesses proofread their communications. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 22 Mar. 2022 During his time working in the SID office, Ertel has printed and laminated credentials, proofread media handouts, collected student-athletes for interviews, and was even spotted taking staff photos during an ESPN+ broadcast of a UAB softball game. Evan Dudley, al, 28 Apr. 2022 Real and distinguished businesses proofread their communications. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 22 Mar. 2022 Real and distinguished businesses proofread their communications. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 22 Mar. 2022 Real and distinguished businesses proofread their communications. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 22 Mar. 2022 Real and distinguished businesses proofread their communications. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 22 Mar. 2022 One purpose of this mechanism is error correction, which allows the production of longer, proofread pieces of RNA. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 Be thoughtful in your approach, proofread everything and vet your message carefully before posting it to social media. Yec, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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13 May 2022

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“Proofread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proofread. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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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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