Definitions of correct

  1. To set straight; to make right; as, to correct an error, to correct proof; punish for faults; amend.
  2. To make right: to remove faults: to punish: to counter balance.
  3. To make right; reform; punish.
  4. To make right; rectify; remedy; set right; punish.
  5. censure severely; " She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
  6. To make right; to remove faults or errors; to punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to obviate by counteracting.
  7. To amend; to make right; to punish.
  8. Correctness.
  9. Correctly.
  10. correct in opinion or judgment; " time proved him right"
  11. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; " what's the right word for this?"; " the right way to open oysters"
  12. treat a defect; " The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
  13. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; " Adjust the clock, please"; " correct the alignment of the front wheels"
  14. adjust or make up for; " engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
  15. Set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth, rectitude, or propriety, or to a just standard; not faulty or imperfect; free from error; as, correct behavior; correct views.
  16. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles.
  17. To remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend; to set right; as, to correct the proof ( that is, to mark upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the type the changes so marked).
  18. To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to discipline; as, a child should be corrected for lying.
  19. To counteract the qualities of one thing by those of another; -- said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to correct the acidity of the stomach by alkaline preparations.
  20. Exact; accurate; free from error; meeting a standard of morals, taste, manners, etc.
  21. Made right or straight: free from faults: true.
  22. Right; accurate; proper.
  23. Free from fault or mistake; true, right, or proper; accurate.
  24. Correctable, correctible.
  25. Conformable to truth or some standard; free from error; accurate.
  26. Free from faults; right; conformable to truth; accurate.