Definition of Correct

1. Verb. Make right or correct. "Rectify the calculation"

Exact synonyms: Rectify, Right
Generic synonyms: Change By Reversal, Reverse, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Amend, Rectify, Remediate, Remedy, Repair, Debug
Derivative terms: Correction, Rectification
Antonyms: Falsify

2. Adjective. Free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth. "The right decision"
Exact synonyms: Right
Attributes: Correctness, Rightness
Also: Accurate, Proper, True
Similar to: Accurate, Exact, Precise, Letter-perfect, Word-perfect, Straight
Derivative terms: Correctness, Rightness
Antonyms: Incorrect, Wrong

3. Verb. Make reparations or amends for. "Right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
Exact synonyms: Compensate, Redress, Right
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Over-correct, Overcompensate, Aby, Abye, Atone, Expiate
Also: Compensate
Derivative terms: Compensation, Compensation, Redress, Redress, Right, Right
Antonyms: Wrong

4. Adjective. Socially right or correct. "Correct behavior"
Exact synonyms: Right
Similar to: Proper
Derivative terms: Correctness, Rightness

5. Verb. Censure severely. "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

6. Adjective. In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure. "The right way to open oysters"
Exact synonyms: Right
Similar to: Proper
Derivative terms: Correctness

7. Verb. Adjust for. "Engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

8. Adjective. Correct in opinion or judgment. "Time proved him right"
Exact synonyms: Right
Similar to: Right-minded
Derivative terms: Correctness, Rightness
Antonyms: Wrong

9. Verb. Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience. "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
Exact synonyms: Discipline, Sort Out
Generic synonyms: Penalise, Penalize, Punish
Derivative terms: Correction, Corrective, Corrigible, Discipline

10. Verb. Go down in value. "Prices slumped"
Exact synonyms: Decline, Slump
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down

11. Verb. Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard. "Correct the alignment of the front wheels"

12. Verb. Treat a defect. "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
Generic synonyms: Care For, Treat
Derivative terms: Corrective

Definition of Correct

1. a. 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.

2. v. t. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles.

Definition of Correct

1. Adjective. Free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth. ¹

2. Adjective. With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make something that was not valid become right. To remove error. ¹

4. Verb. (by extension transitive) To grade (examination papers). ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To inform (someone) of the latter's error. ¹

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Definition of Correct

1. free from error [adj -RECTER, -RECTEST] / to make free from error [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Correct

corralin yellow
correct (current term)
corrected and republished article
corrected dextrocardia
corrected transposition of the great vessels

Literary usage of Correct

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1921)
"Of the nine hundred observations, thirty-five are correct. ... This gives a percentage of 3.88% correct. Yerkes and Urban found the percentage to be 2.39%, ..."

2. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1836)
"Thou art malicious, envious, covetous, impatient, no doubt, and lascivious ; yet, as thou art a Christian, correct and moderate thyself. ..."

3. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1888)
"Is it then really most correct to give to these the name I quite think so, he said. This being the case, I continued, can we contrive any ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"The numbers are in most cases too few to give a correct measure of the cooperativeness in such a scheme of the different institutions, but, so far as they ..."

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