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verb

1 correct

Make right or correct:
— Correct the mistakes.

synonyms: rectify, right.

Roget 527: tell; inform, inform of; acquaint, acquaint with; impart, impart to; make acquaintance with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken; transmit.    ... show more

Roget 529: disclose, discover, dismask; draw the veil, draw aside the veil, lift the veil, raise the veil, lift up the veil, remove the veil, tear aside the veil, tear the curtain; unmask, unveil, unfold, ... show more

Roget 527a: correct, set right, set straight, put straight; undeceive; enlighten.    show one one's error; point out an error, point out a fallacy; pick out an error, pick out the fallacy; open one's eyes.    pick apart an argument, confutation ... show more

Roget 660: return to the original state; recover, rally, revive; come come to, come round, come to oneself; pull through, weather the storm, be oneself again; get well, get round, get the better of, get over, ... show more

Roget 658: improve; be better, become better, get better; mend, amend.    advance etc. (progress) 282; ascend etc. 305; increase ... show more

Dutch: corrigeren, herzien, verbeteren



2 correct

Make reparations or amends for.

synonyms: compensate, redress, right.

3 correct

Censure severely.

synonyms: castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate.

Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang].    visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more

Roget 932: disapprove; dislike etc. 867; lament etc. 839; object to, take exception to; be scandalized at, think ill of; view with disfavor, view with dark eyes, view with jaundiced eyes; ... show more

Dutch: kastijden

4 correct

Adjust for:
— Engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance.

synonyms: compensate, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, make up.

Dutch: compenseren, goedmaken, vergoeden

5 correct

Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience.

synonyms: discipline, sort out.

6 correct

Go down in value:
— The stock market corrected.

synonyms: decline, slump.

7 correct

Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard:
— Correct the alignment of the front wheels.

synonyms: adjust, set.

Dutch: afstellen, gelijkzetten, instellen, stellen

8 correct

Treat a defect.

adjective

1 correct

Free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth:
— The correct answer.
— The correct version.

synonym: right.

Roget 494: real, actual etc. (existing) 1; veritable, true; right, correct; certain etc. 474; substantially true, ... show more

Roget 944: virtuous, good; innocent etc. 946; meritorious, deserving, worthy, desertful, correct; dutiful, duteous; moral; ... show more

Roget 924: having a right to etc. v.; entitled to; claiming; deserving, meriting, worthy of.    privileged, allowed, sanctioned, warranted, authorized; ordained, ... show more

Roget 578: elegant, polished, classical, Attic, correct, Ciceronian, artistic; chaste, pure, Saxon, academical.    graceful, easy, readable, ... show more

Roget 939: upright; honest, honest as daylight; veracious etc. 543; virtuous etc. 944; honorable; fair, right, just, equitable, ... show more

Roget 58: orderly, regular; in order, in trim, in apple-pie order, in its proper place; neat, tidy, en regle [Fr.], well regulated, correct, methodical, uniform, symmetrical, ... show more

2 correct

Socially right or correct:
— Correct behavior.

synonym: right.

3 correct

In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure.

synonym: right.

4 correct

Correct in opinion or judgment.

synonym: right.


Moby thesaurus: Christian, OK, absolute, accepted, accommodate, accommodate with, accord, according to Hoyle, accurate, acknowledged, adapt, adapt to, adjectival, adjust, adjust to, admitted, admonish, adverbial, agree with, all right ... show more.

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