Definition of proofread in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpro͞ofˌrēd/

verb (past and past participle proofread /-ˌred/)

[with object]
Read (printer’s proofs or other written or printed material) and mark any errors.
Example sentences
  • Such companies will translate, edit, and proofread your material, and gather it all into the proper format, usually for between 20 cents and 30 cents a word.
  • After translation into these languages, the PIE was proofread for accuracy by different professional translators in the same translation agency.
  • If I had that kind of influence, all my students would do the reading every week, proofread their papers meticulously and attend every class.



Pronunciation: /ˈpro͞ofˌrēdər/
Example sentences
  • Was the poor publisher supposed to pay top dollar for a team of world-class typesetters and proofreaders and then sell the thing for next to nothing?
  • Despite our unflagging efforts, aided by outside proofreaders, typos still crop up from time to time.
  • Typos appear in virtually every book, and it's up to the proofreaders and typesetters to root them out.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: proof·read

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