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Definitions of correct

  1. censure severely; " She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
  2. make reparations or amends for; " right a wrong"
  3. punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; " The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
  4. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; " the correct answer"; " the correct version"; " the right answer"; " took the right road"; " the right decision"
  5. correct in opinion or judgment; " time proved him right"
  6. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; " what's the right word for this?"; " the right way to open oysters"
  7. make right or correct; " Correct the mistakes"; " rectify the calculation"
  8. treat a defect; " The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
  9. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; " Adjust the clock, please"; " correct the alignment of the front wheels"
  10. adjust or make up for; " engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
  11. 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.
  12. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles.
  13. 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).
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. To set straight; to make right; as, to correct an error, to correct proof; punish for faults; amend.
  17. Exact; accurate; free from error; meeting a standard of morals, taste, manners, etc.
  18. Correctly.
  19. Correctness.
  20. To make right: to remove faults: to punish: to counter balance.
  21. Made right or straight: free from faults: true.
  22. Right; accurate; proper.
  23. To make right; reform; punish.
  24. To make right; rectify; remedy; set right; punish.
  25. Free from fault or mistake; true, right, or proper; accurate.
  26. Correctable, correctible.
  27. Conformable to truth or some standard; free from error; accurate.
  28. To make right; to remove faults or errors; to punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to obviate by counteracting.
  29. To amend; to make right; to punish.
  30. Free from faults; right; conformable to truth; accurate.
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Usage examples for correct

  1. You know this to be correct, don't you, Miss Oliver? – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  2. Everything about Mrs. de Lancey was correct, absolutely correct. – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve
  3. But it's all correct. – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  4. And this is perfectly correct. – The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election by Robert Wallace
  5. Our desire should be so great that we shall set about at once to correct that fault. – How to Live a Holy Life by C. E. Orr
  6. She did not mind this much; she liked to do lessons by herself, for father or mother to correct when they had time, and there was no child at school she cared for particularly. – The Rectory Children by Mrs Molesworth
  7. " The report," Mr. Sabin assented, " is perfectly correct." – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. No doubt it is correct to say that above everything the heart must be good. – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  9. After all, if these men had done all this kindness by reason of a mistake, she needed not to correct them. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  10. His points are all correct, save that one. – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  11. The man explained that this was not the correct call. – Average Americans by Theodore Roosevelt
  12. Vendale resumed the reading of the note: We find the number of the cases to be quite correct by the books. – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  13. Have I done the correct thing or not? – Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw
  14. Her own observation did not correct the impression her husband's manner had produced. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  15. I wish you would try to correct these things. – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  16. That her conjecture was correct, she became every instant more convinced. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  17. To correct my Italian. – The Lady of Lyons or Love and Pride by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  18. Mrs. Hardy must be deeply moved when she forgot to be correct. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
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