rectify has definitions from the fields of chemistry,religion
1
[ verb ] make right or correct

Synonyms

correct right

Examples

"Correct the mistakes" "rectify the calculation"

2
[ verb ] (chemistry) reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities

Synonyms

refine

Examples

"refine sugar"

Related terms

purify rectification refining

3
[ verb ] convert into direct current

Examples

"rectify alternating current"

Related terms

change rectification

4
[ verb ] (religion) bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

Examples

"The Church reformed me" "reform your conduct"

5
[ verb ] math: determine the length of

Examples

"rectify a curve"

Related terms

determine rectification

6
[ verb ] set straight or right

Examples

"remedy these deficiencies" "rectify the inequities in salaries" "repair an oversight"

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