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English verb: rectify

1. rectify (communication) math: determine the length of


SamplesRectify a curve.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ascertain, determine, find, find out

2. rectify (change) reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities


SamplesRefine sugar.


Synonymsrefine


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)distill, make pure, purify, sublimate

3. rectify (change) bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one


SamplesThe Church reformed me.
Reform your conduct.


Synonymsreclaim, reform, regenerate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)moralise, moralize


Verb groupreform, see the light, straighten out

4. rectify (change) set straight or right


SamplesRemedy these deficiencies.
Rectify the inequities in salaries.
Repair an oversight.


Synonymsamend, remediate, remedy, repair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)correct, rectify, right

5. rectify (change) make right or correct


SamplesCorrect the mistakes.
Rectify the calculation.


Synonymscorrect, right


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn


Narrower (hyponym)amend, debug, rectify, remediate, remedy, repair


Antonymsfalsify

6. rectify (change) convert into direct current


SamplesRectify alternating current.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change, commute, convert, exchange









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