Synonyms for correct

Synonyms for (verb) correct

Synonyms: correct

Definition: treat a defect

Usage: The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia

Similar words: treat, care for

Definition: provide treatment for

Usage: The doctor treated my broken leg; The nurses cared for the bomb victims; The patient must be treated right away or she will die; Treat the infection with antibiotics


Synonyms: rectify, right, correct

Definition: make right or correct

Usage: Correct the mistakes; rectify the calculation

Similar words: turn, change by reversal, reverse

Definition: change to the contrary

Usage: The trend was reversed; the tides turned against him; public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: correct, objurgate, chasten, chastise, castigate

Definition: censure severely

Usage: She chastised him for his insensitive remarks

Similar words: call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, rag, rebuke, scold, dress down, take to task, trounce, have words, lambast, lambaste, lecture, jaw, berate, bawl out

Definition: censure severely or angrily

Usage: The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car; The deputy ragged the Prime Minister; The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup


Synonyms: decline, correct, slump

Definition: go down in value

Usage: the stock market corrected; prices slumped

Similar words: go down, come down, fall, descend

Definition: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

Usage: The temperature is going down; The barometer is falling; The curtain fell on the diva; Her hand went up and then fell again


Synonyms: compensate, redress, right, correct

Definition: make reparations or amends for

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

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: sort out, correct, discipline

Definition: punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

Usage: The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently

Similar words: penalise, penalize, punish

Definition: impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

Usage: The students were penalized for showing up late for class; we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize

Definition: bring into balance or equilibrium

Usage: She has to balance work and her domestic duties; balance the two weights

Synonyms for (adjective) correct

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: precise, accurate, exact

Definition: (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct

Usage: a precise image; a precise measurement


Similar words: letter-perfect, word-perfect

Definition: correct to the last detail; especially being in or following the exact words

Usage: a letter-perfect rendition of the soliloquy; she was word-perfect in her part


Similar words: straight

Definition: following a correct or logical method

Usage: straight reasoning


Synonyms: right, correct

Definition: correct in opinion or judgment

Usage: time proved him right

Similar words: right-minded

Definition: disposed toward or having views based on what is right

Usage: respect for law which every right-minded citizen ought to have- Bertrand Russell


Synonyms: right, correct

Definition: socially right or correct

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

Similar words: proper

Definition: marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

Usage: proper medical treatment; proper manners


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: proper

Definition: marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

Usage: proper medical treatment; proper manners