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Correct meaning

correct - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. treat a defect; " The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
  2. 2. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; " Adjust the clock, please"; " correct the alignment of the front wheels"
  3. 3. go down in value; " the stock market corrected"; " prices slumped"
  4. 4. make reparations or amends for; " right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
  5. 5. adjust or make up for; " engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles.
  8. 8. 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).
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Right; accurate; proper.
  12. 12. To make right; reform; punish.

correct - examples of usage

  1. I think it was generally correct. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. Do you think it is generally correct? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 4547. Did you find it to be correct? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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