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[ verb ] make right or correct

Synonyms

rectify right

Examples

"Correct the mistakes" "rectify the calculation"

Used in print

(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)

One might argue that the ultimate purpose of literary scholarship is to correct this spontaneous provincialism that is likely to obscure the horizons of the general public , of the newspaper_critic , and of the creative artist himself .

(Frances and Richard Lockridge, Murder Has...)

Jeopardize it now to correct so old a wrong ?

2
[ verb ] make reparations or amends for

Examples

"right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

Used in print

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

And at_once Claude saw what the trouble was and he knew just how to correct it .

3
[ adjective ] free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth

Synonyms

right

Examples

"the correct answer" "the correct version" "the right answer" "took the right road" "the right decision"

Used in print

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

The best way to determine the correct figure ( in captives ) is by direct observation of pairs isolated from birth , a method that produced surprising results : maturing of a male Indian_python in less_than two years , his mate in less_than three ; data on the boa_constrictor about match this .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

Those modern scholars who urge that we must keep in mind the fundamental continuity of Aegean development from earliest times - granted occasional irruptions of peoples and ideas from outside - are correct ; but all_too many observers have been misled by this fact into minimizing the degree of change which took_place in the early first millennium .

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

If this analysis is correct , the suburban branches will turn_out to be what management 's cost_accountants refuse to acknowledge , marginal operations rather_than major factors .

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[ adjective ] socially right or correct

Synonyms

right

Examples

"it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye" "correct behavior"

Used in print

(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)

Youngish man on_the_make , Madden labeled him , and was ready to guess that in a correct , not too pushing fashion , the junior partner of the firm had political ambitions ; that Mrs._Garth would be impeccably suitable as the wife of a rising young lawyer ; that there were three children , two boys and a girl ; that she was active in the Woman 's Club and he in Lions , Rotary , and Jaycee ; and finally , that neither of them had harbored an unorthodox opinion since their wedding_day .

Even_so , Madden 's dislike of the suave , correct lawyer deepened .

Related terms

proper

5
[ adjective ] in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure

Synonyms

right

Examples

"what's the right word for this?" "the right way to open oysters"

Used in print

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

Other THC activities followed , conducted by shopping_centers , department_stores , recreation equipment dealers , radio - TV stations , newspapers , and other organizations interested in the need existing to acquaint youngsters with the proper use of sporting firearms and the development of correct attitudes and appreciations related_to hunting and wise use of our natural_resources .

Related terms

proper

6
[ verb ] censure severely

Examples

"She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

Used in print

(The Detroit News,...)

The Senate to him was not the `` upper body '' and he corrected those who said he served `` under '' the president .

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[ verb ] treat a defect

Examples

"The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

Related terms

treat

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[ verb ] alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

Synonyms

adjust set

Examples

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

9
[ verb ] adjust or make up for

Examples

"engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

10
[ verb ] go down in value

Synonyms

slump decline

Examples

"the stock market corrected" "prices slumped"

Related terms

descend

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[ adjective ] correct in opinion or judgment

Synonyms

right

Examples

"time proved him right"

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[ verb ] punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

Synonyms

sort_out discipline

Examples

"The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

Related terms

punish discipline

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