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Verb: rectify  'rek-ti,fI
  1. Maths: determine the length of
    "rectify a curve"
     
  2. Reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities
    - refine
     
  3. Bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
    - reform, reclaim, regenerate
     
  4. Set straight or right
    "rectify the inequities in salaries";
    - remediate, remedy, repair, amend
     
  5. Make right or correct
    "rectify the calculation";
    - correct, right
     
  6. Convert into direct current
    "rectify alternating current"

Derived forms: rectifies, rectifying, rectified

Type of: alter, ascertain, change, change by reversal, commute, convert, determine, distil [Brit], distill [N. Amer], exchange, find, find out, make pure, modify, purify, reverse, sublimate, turn

Encyclopedia: Rectify