1. make right or correct;
- Example: "Correct the mistakes"
- Example: "rectify the calculation"
[syn: correct, rectify, right]
2. make reparations or amends for;
- Example: "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
[syn: right, compensate, redress, correct]
3. censure severely;
- Example: "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
[syn: chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct]
4. adjust for;
- Example: "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
[syn: compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up]
5. punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience;
- Example: "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
[syn: discipline, correct, sort out]
6. go down in value;
- Example: "the stock market corrected"
- Example: "prices slumped"
[syn: decline, slump, correct]
7. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard;
- Example: "Adjust the clock, please"
- Example: "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
[syn: adjust, set, correct]
8. treat a defect;
- Example: "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
1. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth;
- Example: "the correct answer"
- Example: "the correct version"
- Example: "the right answer"
- Example: "took the right road"
- Example: "the right decision"
[syn: correct, right]
2. socially right or correct;
- Example: "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"
- Example: "correct behavior"
[syn: correct, right]
3. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;
- Example: "what's the right word for this?"
- Example: "the right way to open oysters"
[syn: correct, right]
4. correct in opinion or judgment;
- Example: "time proved him right"
[syn: right, correct]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Correct \Cor*rect"\ (k[^o]r*r[e^]kt"), a. [L. correctus, p. p. of corrigere to make straight, to correct; cor- + regere to lead straight: cf. F. correct. See Regular, Right, and cf. Escort.] Set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth, rectitude, or propriety, or to a just standard; not faulty or imperfect; free from error; as, correct behavior; correct views. [1913 Webster] Always use the most correct editions. --Felton. Syn: Accurate; right, exact; precise; regular; faultless. See Accurate. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Correct \Cor*rect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corrected; p. pr. & vb. n. Correcting.] 1. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles. [1913 Webster] This is a defect in the first make of some men's minds which can scarce ever be corrected afterwards. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster] 2. To remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend; to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to mark upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the type the changes so marked). [1913 Webster] 3. To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to discipline; as, a child should be corrected for lying. [1913 Webster] My accuser is my 'prentice; and when I did correct him for his fault the other day, he did vow upon his knees he would be even with me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To counteract the qualities of one thing by those of another; -- said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to correct the acidity of the stomach by alkaline preparations. Syn: To amend; rectify; emend; reform; improve; chastise; punish; discipline; chasten. See Amend. [1913 Webster] CorrectibleMoby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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