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Definitions of correct

  1. censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. make reparations or amends for; "right a wrong" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. treat a defect; "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. 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). Newage Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To set straight; to make right; as, to correct an error, to correct proof; punish for faults; amend. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Exact; accurate; free from error; meeting a standard of morals, taste, manners, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Correctly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Correctness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. To make right: to remove faults: to punish: to counter balance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Made right or straight: free from faults: true. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Right; accurate; proper. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To make right; reform; punish. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. To make right; rectify; remedy; set right; punish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. Free from fault or mistake; true, right, or proper; accurate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. Correctable, correctible. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. Conformable to truth or some standard; free from error; accurate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To make right; to remove faults or errors; to punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to obviate by counteracting. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  32. To amend; to make right; to punish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. Free from faults; right; conformable to truth; accurate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. kor-ekt', v.t. to make right: to remove faults: to punish: to counterbalance: to bring into a normal state.--adj. made right or straight: free from faults: true.--adjs. CORRECT'ABLE, CORRECT'IBLE.--adv. CORRECT'LY.--n. CORREC'TION, amendment: punishment: bodily chastisement.--adjs. CORREC'TIONAL, CORRECT'IVE, tending, or having the power, to correct.--ns. CORREC'TIONER (Shak.), one who administers correction; CORRECT'IVE, that which corrects; CORRECT'NESS; CORRECT'OR, he who, or that which, corrects: a director or governor.--adj. CORRECT'ORY, corrective.--UNDER CORRECTION, subject to correction--often used as a formal expression of deference to a superior authority. [L. corrig[)e]re, correctum--cor, inten., reg[)e]re, to rule.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  35. Set right, amend; substitute right for (wrong); mark errors in (proof-sheet &c.) for amendment; admonish (person); cure (person) of fault; punish (person, fault); counteract (hurtful quality); bring into accordance with standard (reading of barometer &c.). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. True, accurate; right, proper, (of conduct, manners, &c.); in accordance with a good standard (of taste &c.). Hence correctly adv., correctness n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. Revised or finished with exactness. Complete Dictionary

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