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Definitions of correct

  1. 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.
  2. To make right: to remove faults: to punish: to counter balance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To make right; reform; punish. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To make right; rectify; remedy; set right; punish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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.
  7. To amend; to make right; to punish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Correctness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Correctly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. 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
  11. correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. treat a defect; "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. Made right or straight: free from faults: true. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Right; accurate; proper. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Free from fault or mistake; true, right, or proper; accurate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Correctable, correctible. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Conformable to truth or some standard; free from error; accurate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Free from faults; right; conformable to truth; accurate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for correct

  1. You know this to be correct don't you, Miss Oliver? – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  2. Everything about Mrs. de Lancey was correct absolutely correct – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve
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