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English adjective: correct

1. correct free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth


SamplesThe correct answer.
The correct version.
The right answer.
Took the right road.
The right decision.


Synonymsright


Similaraccurate, exact, letter-perfect, precise, straight, word-perfect


See alsoaccurate, proper, true


Attributecorrectness, rightness


Antonymsincorrect, wrong

2. correct socially right or correct


SamplesIt isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye.
Correct behavior.


Synonymsright


Similarproper


Antonymsimproper

3. correct in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure


SamplesWhat's the right word for this?.
The right way to open oysters.


Synonymsright


Similarproper


Antonymsimproper

4. correct correct in opinion or judgment


SamplesTime proved him right.


Synonymsright


Similarright-minded


Antonymswrong


English verb: correct

1. correct (change) make right or correct


SamplesCorrect the mistakes.
Rectify the calculation.


Synonymsrectify, 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

2. correct (social) make reparations or amends for


SamplesRight a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust.


Synonymscompensate, redress, right


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


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)aby, abye, atone, expiate, over-correct, overcompensate


Antonymswrong

3. correct (communication) censure severely


SamplesShe chastised him for his insensitive remarks.


Synonymscastigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce


Narrower (hyponym)flame

4. correct (stative) adjust for


SamplesEngineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance.


Synonymscompensate, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, make up


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize


Narrower (hyponym)carry, compensate, cover, overcompensate

5. correct (social) punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience


SamplesThe teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently.


Synonymsdiscipline, sort out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)penalise, penalize, punish

6. correct (motion) go down in value


SamplesThe stock market corrected.
Prices slumped.


Synonymsdecline, slump


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down

7. correct (change) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard


SamplesAdjust the clock, please.
Correct the alignment of the front wheels.


Synonymsadjust, set


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


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)align, attune, calibrate, citify, coordinate, decompress, depressurise, depressurize, fine-tune, fit, focalise, focalize, focus, graduate, harmonise, harmonize, justify, linearise, linearize, match, modulate, modulate, ordinate, plumb, pressurise, pressurize, proportion, readjust, reconcile, regulate, reset, set, sharpen, sync, synchronise, synchronize, temper, time, time, trim, tune, tune, tune up, tune up, zero, zero, zero in

8. correct (body) treat a defect


SamplesThe new contact lenses will correct for his myopia.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)care for, treat









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