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    correct - Dictionary definition and meaning for word correct

    Definition
    (verb) make right or correct
    Synonyms : rectify , right
    Example Sentence
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
    Definition
    (verb) make reparations or amends for
    Synonyms : compensate , redress , right
    Example Sentence
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust
    Definition
    (verb) censure severely
    Synonyms : castigate , chasten , chastise , objurgate
    Example Sentence
    • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks
    Definition
    (verb) adjust for
    Example Sentence
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
    Definition
    (verb) punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
    Synonyms : discipline , sort out
    Example Sentence
    • The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently
    Definition
    (verb) go down in value
    Synonyms : decline , slump
    Example Sentence
    • the stock market corrected
    • prices slumped
    Definition
    (verb) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    Synonyms : adjust , set
    Example Sentence
    • Adjust the clock, please
    • correct the alignment of the front wheels
    Definition
    (verb) treat a defect
    Example Sentence
    • The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia
    Definition
    (adj) free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
    Synonyms : right
    Example Sentence
    • the correct answer
    • the correct version
    • the right answer
    • took the right road
    • the right decision
    Definition
    (adj) socially right or correct
    Synonyms : right
    Example Sentence
    • it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye
    • correct behavior
    Definition
    (adj) in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
    Synonyms : right
    Example Sentence
    • what's the right word for this?
    • the right way to open oysters
    Definition
    (adj) correct in opinion or judgment
    Synonyms : right
    Example Sentence
    • time proved him right
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