Definition of Proofread

1. Verb. Read for errors. "I should proofread my manuscripts"

Exact synonyms: Proof
Entails: Read
Generic synonyms: Ascertain, Assure, Check, Control, Ensure, Insure, See, See To It
Derivative terms: Proof, Proofreader

Definition of Proofread

1. Verb. (transitive and intransitive) To check a written text for errors in spelling and grammar. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proofread

proof by example
proof by exhaustion
proof of concept
proof of technology
proof positive
proof reader
proof readers
proof spirit
proof system
proofread (current term)
proofs by contradiction
proofs by example
proofs by exhaustion

Literary usage of Proofread

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1. Day One and Beyond: Practical Matters for New Middle-Level Teachersby Rick Wormeli by Rick Wormeli (2003)
"Have administrators proofread your team's policy statements, ... Have someone else on the team or department proofread it, if you're concerned. ..."

2. Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing As a Process by Carol B. Olson (1996)
"Heather White Today we proofread each of our papers. It was kind of fun reading other ... I think that it helps me as much as the student I proofread for. ..."

3. Talking, Drawing, Writing: Lessons for Our Youngest Writers by Martha Horn, Mary Ellen Giacobbe (2007)
"Besides understanding why we proofread, we need to teach them how to proofread. From the start, we want them to be successful, so we need to make it doable. ..."

4. Dissemination by Design: Reaching the Elderly With Information by Stephanie Karsten, Dale Kasab (1991)
"proofread, proofread, proofread. It is embarrassingly easy for simple typographical errors to creep in. Have someone other than the writer or typist proof ..."

5. Eyewitness to the Past: Strategies for Teaching American History in Grades 5-12by Joan Brodsky Schur by Joan Brodsky Schur (2007)
"TA Fig 5.2 From advertisements students can learn how similar and different life in the past was to life today. commented on, and proofread by several other ..."

6. Guided Report Writing by Jill Norris (1999)
"... else for: ideas that make sense and are in the proper order paragraphing capitalization punctuation spelling Final copy finished. Rnal copy proofread. ..."

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