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  Definition of correct
  1. treat a defect; "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
  2. make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
  3. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
  4. censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
  5. go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
  6. make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
  7. punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
  8. adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
  9. 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"
  10. correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"
  11. socially right or correct; "it isn''t right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
  12. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what''s the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
Similar Words: rectify, right, adjust, set, chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, decline, slump, compensate, redress, discipline, sort out, counterbalance, even out, even off, even up

 

See Also: compensate, counterbalance, even out, even off, even up, accurate, proper, true

 

Hyponyms: rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amend, debug, proportion, modulate, temper, tune, tune up, calibrate, graduate, fine-tune, time, trim, zero, zero in, readjust, reset, attune, set, regulate, focus, focalize, focalise, sharpen, synchronize, synchronise, sync, pressurize, pressurise, depressurize, depressurise, decompress, match, fit, plumb, align, ordinate, coordinate, harmonize, harmonise, reconcile, linearize, linearise, justify, citify, flame, over-correct, overcompensate, expiate, aby, abye, atone, carry, cover, compensate

 

Attributes: correctness, rightness

 

Derivational Morphology: correction, rectification, adjustment, registration, readjustment, adjuster, adjustor, claims adjuster, claims adjustor, claim agent, chiding, scolding, objurgation, tongue-lashing, castigation, earful, bawling out, chewing out, upbraiding, going-over, dressing down, chastisement, chastening, redress, remedy, remediation, damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, compensation, recompense, right, discipline, counterbalance, offset, counterweight, counterpoise, balance, equalizer, equaliser

 

 
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