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Adjective: corrected  ku'rek-tid
  1. Having something undesirable neutralized
    "with glasses her corrected vision was 20:20"
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. Go down 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"

See also: aplanatic, apochromatic, rectified

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

Antonym: falsify, uncorrected

Encyclopedia: Correct, Indiana