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Verb: correct  ku'rekt
  1. Make right or correct
    "Correct the mistakes";
    - rectify, right
  2. Make reparations or amends for
    "correct a wrong done to the victims of the Holocaust";
    - right, compensate, redress
  3. Censure severely
    "She corrected him for his insensitive remarks";
    - chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten
  4. Adjust for
    "engineers will work to correct the effects of air resistance";
    - compensate, counterbalance, make up, even out, even off, even up
  5. Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
    "The teacher corrected the pupils rather frequently";
    - discipline, sort out
  6. Fall in value
    "the stock market corrected";
    - decline, slump
  7. Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    "correct the alignment of the front wheels";
    - adjust, set
  8. Treat a defect
    "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
Adjective: correct  ku'rekt
  1. Free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
    "the correct version";
    - right
  2. Having truthful opinions or making the right judgment
    "time proved him correct";
    - right
  3. Socially appropriate or approved
    "correct behaviour";
    - right, done [Brit]
  4. In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
    "what's the correct word for this?";
    - right

Derived forms: corrected, correcting, corrects

See also: accurate, correctness, exact, letter-perfect, precise, proper, right-minded, rightness, right-thinking, straight, true, word-perfect

Type of: alter, balance, bawl out [informal], berate, call down [informal], call on the carpet [US, informal], care for, change, change by reversal, chew out [N. Amer, informal], chew up [N. Amer, informal], chide, come down, descend, dress down [informal], equilibrate, equilibrise [Brit], equilibrize, fall, go down, have words, jaw [informal], lambast, lambaste, lecture, modify, penalise [Brit], penalize, punish, rag [informal], ream [N. Amer, informal], rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reverse, sanction, scold, sink, take to task, treat, trounce, turn, wig [Brit, informal]

Antonym: falsify, incorrect, wrong

Encyclopedia: Correct, Indiana