Definitions for correct

Definitions for (verb) correct

Main entry: correct

Definition: treat a defect

Usage: The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia

Main entry: rectify, right, correct

Definition: make right or correct

Usage: Correct the mistakes; rectify the calculation

Main entry: adjust, correct, set

Definition: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

Usage: Adjust the clock, please; correct the alignment of the front wheels

Main entry: correct, objurgate, chasten, chastise, castigate

Definition: censure severely

Usage: She chastised him for his insensitive remarks

Main entry: decline, correct, slump

Definition: go down in value

Usage: the stock market corrected; prices slumped

Main entry: compensate, redress, right, correct

Definition: make reparations or amends for

Usage: right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

Main entry: sort out, correct, discipline

Definition: punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

Usage: The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently

Main entry: make up, correct, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, compensate

Definition: adjust for

Usage: engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance

Definitions for (adj) correct

Main entry: right, correct

Definition: free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth

Usage: the correct answer; the correct version; the right answer; took the right road; the right decision

Main entry: right, correct

Definition: correct in opinion or judgment

Usage: time proved him right

Main entry: right, correct

Definition: socially right or correct

Usage: it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye; correct behavior

Main entry: correct, right

Definition: in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure

Usage: what's the right word for this?; the right way to open oysters

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