correct correct (kə-rĕktʹ) verbcorrected, correcting, correctsverb, transitive1. a. To remove the errors or mistakes from. b. To indicate or mark the errors in.2. To punish for the purpose of improving or reforming. 3. To remove, remedy, or counteract (a malfunction, for example). 4. To adjust so as to meet a required standard or condition: correct the wheel alignment on a car. verb, intransitive1. To make corrections. 2. To make adjustments; compensate: correcting for the effects of air resistance. adjective1. Free from error or fault; true or accurate. 2. Conforming to standards; proper: correct behavior. correctʹable or correctʹible adjective correctʹly adverb correctʹness noun correcʹtor nounSynonyms: correct, rectify, remedy, redress, reform, revise, amend. These verbs mean to make right what is wrong. Correct refers to eliminating faults, errors, or defects: correct spelling mistakes; correct a misapprehension. Rectify stresses the idea of bringing something into conformity with a standard of what is right: The omission of your name from the list will be rectified. I hope I can find a way to rectify your opinion of my behavior. Remedy involves removing or counteracting something considered a cause of harm or damage: Nothing has been done to remedy the lack. He took courses to remedy his abysmal ignorance. Redress refers to setting right something considered immoral or unethical and usually involves making reparation: The wrong is too great to be redressed. Reform implies broad change that alters form or character for the better: “Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons” (John Ruskin). “Nothing so needs reforming as other people”s habits” (Mark Twain). Revise suggests change that results from reconsideration: revise a manuscript; revising the tax laws; revise our judgment of the situation. Amend implies improvement through alteration or correction: “Whenevershall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it” (Abraham Lincoln). See also synonyms at punish.
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correctcorrect(adj) precise, right, accurate, exact, truthful, true, spot-on (UK, informal)antonym: inaccurateappropriate, suitable, acceptable, proper, approved, accepted, standardantonym: incorrectcorrect(v) rectify, fix, put right, sort out, mark, amend, emend modify, amend, alter, adjust, revise, improve
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