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rectify

verb

1 rectify

Math: determine the length of.



2 rectify

Reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities.

synonym: refine.

Dutch: veredelen, verrijken

3 rectify

Bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one.

synonyms: reclaim, reform, regenerate.

4 rectify

Set straight or right:
— Rectify the inequities in salaries.

synonyms: amend, remediate, remedy, repair.

Roget 246: be straight etc. adj.; have no turning; not incline to either side, not bend to either side, not turn to either side, not deviate to either side; go straight; steer for etc. (directions) 278.    render straight, ... show more

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

Dutch: herstellen, verhelpen

5 rectify

Make right or correct:
— Rectify the calculation.

synonyms: correct, right.

Dutch: corrigeren, herzien, verbeteren

6 rectify

Convert into direct current.

Dutch: amenderen, corrigeren, rechtzetten, rectificeren


Moby thesaurus: accommodate, accommodate with, accord, adapt, adapt to, adjust, adjust to, agree with, ameliorate, amend, assimilate, assimilate to, atone, attune, be guided by, bend, blue-pencil, bolt, chime in with, clarify ... show more.

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