rectify

[ɹ_ˈɛ_k_t_ɪ_f_ˌaɪ], [ɹˈɛktɪfˌa͡ɪ], [ɹˈɛktɪfˌa‍ɪ]

Definitions of rectify:

  1.   Rectified. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   To set right; correct; refine by distillation. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   Rectifier, rectification. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Rectifying. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5.   rectifica'tion. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   To make or set right; to correct; to redress; in chem., to purify a substance by repeated distillation; to regulate or adjust. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7.   To correct the faults in; to remove mistakes from; to set right; refine or purify; as, to rectify whisky. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8.   To make straight or right: to adjust: to correct or redress: to refine by distillation:- pa. t. and pa. p. rectified. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9.   To correct; to refine by repeated distillation or sublimation. To rectify a globe, to adjust it for the solution of a proposed problem. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for rectify:

  1. But 18 years after the passage of the Civil Liberties Act, there still remains unfinished work to completely rectify and close this regrettable chapter in our Nation's history. – Xavier Becerra
  2. If any player has a bad game it's there in the back of your mind in the next game. There's always a hangover. It is like a wounded animal in a way, as you want to get out there as quick as possible and rectify it. – Rio Ferdinand
  3. I don't need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves. – Shirley MacLaine
  4. We work with every one of them to see if their character wouldn't say a certain thing or if something is worded awkwardly- we work with them to rectify that. – Simon Pegg
  5. Many are the things I guess we'd like to go back in time and rectify the things we didn't do right, eh? – Julius Schwartz

Usage examples for rectify:

  1. But we will rectify all in the right way, which is the French.... ” – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  2. The inferior courts were also required to make monthly returns of their proceedings to the higher ones, and these made reports in like manner to the viceroys; so that the monarch, seated in the centre of his dominions, could look abroad, as it were, to the most distant extremities, and review and rectify any abuses in the administration of the law. ” – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru by Prescott, William Hickling
  3. That is not the way to secure a better settlement of those differences or to secure international machinery which can rectify mistakes which may be made. ” – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  4. In order to complete and rectify our conclusions we have still to study the harmony of the facts. ” – Introduction to the Study of History by Charles V. Langlois Charles Seignobos
  5. “ " Is it not," said Miss Eleanor, " a misunderstanding that a change of names will rectify – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. “ " Yes," said Fleda, drawing rather a long breath, " I acknowledge that; but I think that, while some of these same Englishmen have shown themselves so unwilling to have the condition of their own factory slaves ameliorated, they should be very gentle in speaking of wrongs which we have far less ability to rectify – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  7. In the parliamentary debate of December 9 he sought to rectify this mistake by stating that he had never asserted that a new frontier was the object of the war, but rather a possible consequence. ” – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  8. He was disturbed to think that the honour of knighthood had not yet been conferred upon him, but determined to rectify this matter at an early opportunity, and rode on soliloquising, after the manner of knight- errants, as happy as a man might be. ” – The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
  9. “ " The dog perceived his want of recollection, and wishing to rectify it, ran to fetch the bag; but it was too heavy for him to drag along. ” – Minnie's Pet Dog by Madeline Leslie
  10. There I saw the last of one who deemed it as simple a matter to renounce his savings for old age, to rectify an error of justice, as to plant his foot on the pavement; a man whose only burden was the folly of men. ” – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009

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