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Synonyms for correct
kəˈrɛkt

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term correct.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. correct, right(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    right(a), good, proper, veracious, right, ripe, right-hand(a)

    Antonyms:
    improper, fallacious, incorrect, wrong, mistaken, false, erroneous, falsify

  2. correct, right(adj)

    socially right or correct

    "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"

    Synonyms:
    right(a), good, proper, veracious, right, ripe, right-hand(a)

    Antonyms:
    false, fallacious, improper, incorrect, mistaken, erroneous, wrong, falsify

  3. correct, right(adj)

    in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure

    "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"

    Synonyms:
    right(a), good, proper, veracious, right, ripe, right-hand(a)

    Antonyms:
    false, mistaken, fallacious, improper, incorrect, wrong, erroneous, falsify

  4. right, correct(verb)

    correct in opinion or judgment

    "time proved him right"

    Synonyms:
    right(a), good, proper, veracious, right, ripe, right-hand(a)

    Antonyms:
    mistaken, incorrect, improper, erroneous, wrong, fallacious, false, falsify

  5. correct, rectify, right(verb)

    make right or correct

    "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"

    Synonyms:
    refine, reclaim, regenerate, chasten, counterbalance, adjust, redress, even out, objurgate, discipline, castigate, decline, right, reform, even up, amend, rectify, chastise, compensate, sort out, even off, remedy, repair, make up, remediate, slump, set

    Antonyms:
    improper, erroneous, fallacious, incorrect, wrong, false, mistaken, falsify

  6. right, compensate, redress, correct(verb)

    make reparations or amends for

    "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

    Synonyms:
    right, remunerate, chasten, pay, counterbalance, adjust, redress, even out, overcompensate, discipline, recompense, even up, rectify, indemnify, sort out, set, cover, compensate, pay off, even off, chastise, repair, make up, decline, castigate, slump, objurgate

    Antonyms:
    incorrect, fallacious, improper, mistaken, false, erroneous, wrong, falsify

  7. chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct(verb)

    censure severely

    "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

    Synonyms:
    right, chasten, tame, counterbalance, temper, redress, even out, objurgate, moderate, discipline, excoriate, reprobate, adjust, decry, rectify, even up, condemn, chastise, compensate, sort out, even off, make up, decline, castigate, slump, set, subdue

    Antonyms:
    improper, fallacious, mistaken, false, erroneous, wrong, incorrect, falsify

  8. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up(verb)

    adjust for

    "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

    Synonyms:
    chasten, even off, right, castigate, make up, compensate, neutralize, patch up, recompense, countervail, remunerate, even out, fabricate, counteract, make, decline, be, reconcile, oppose, invent, adjust, pay, overcompensate, catch up with, manufacture, counterbalance, level, represent, even, rectify, discipline, comprise, even up, conciliate, repair, square up, cook up, flush, cover, chastise, redress, constitute, sort out, set, objurgate, jog, pay off, slump, settle, indemnify

    Antonyms:
    false, improper, mistaken, erroneous, wrong, fallacious, incorrect, falsify

  9. discipline, correct, sort out(verb)

    punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

    "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

    Synonyms:
    chasten, even off, classify, right, castigate, make up, compensate, shed light on, crystalise, even out, straighten out, decline, crystallise, sort, train, separate, condition, assort, class, counterbalance, illuminate, clear, rectify, discipline, elucidate, even up, crystalize, adjust, crystallize, clear up, enlighten, chastise, redress, sort out, set, objurgate, slump, check

    Antonyms:
    mistaken, wrong, incorrect, erroneous, false, improper, fallacious, falsify

  10. decline, slump, correct(verb)

    go down in value

    "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"

    Synonyms:
    right, even out, reject, chasten, go down, adjust, refuse, slouch, objurgate, discipline, set, redress, sink, rectify, worsen, even up, slide down, counterbalance, chastise, wane, compensate, sort out, even off, fall off, pass up, make up, decline, castigate, slump, turn down

    Antonyms:
    false, improper, mistaken, wrong, incorrect, erroneous, fallacious, falsify

  11. adjust, set, correct(verb)

    alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

    "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

    Synonyms:
    line up, sort out, even off, go under, right, castigate, dress, place, prepare, mark, put, make up, compensate, localize, objurgate, coiffe, fix, fructify, even out, gear up, go down, jell, chasten, decline, position, arrange, define, specify, lay, countersink, plant, determine, coiffure, do, counterbalance, sic, coif, lay out, adapt, align, even up, ready, set up, rectify, discipline, redress, congeal, aline, chastise, limit, conform, set, typeset, adjust, rig, slump, pose, localise

    Antonyms:
    wrong, mistaken, false, incorrect, improper, fallacious, erroneous, falsify

  12. correct(verb)

    treat a defect

    "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

    Synonyms:
    chasten, counterbalance, adjust, redress, even out, objurgate, discipline, castigate, decline, right, even up, rectify, chastise, compensate, sort out, even off, make up, slump, set

    Antonyms:
    wrong, improper, mistaken, fallacious, erroneous, false, incorrect, falsify

Wiktionary

  1. correct(verb)

    Antonyms:
    incorrect, inaccurate

  2. correct(verb)

    Free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth.

    He corrected the position of the book on the mantle.

    Antonyms:
    incorrect, inaccurate

  3. correct(adjective)

    With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.

    Antonyms:
    inaccurate, incorrect

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. correct

    To amend is to change for the better by removing faults, errors, or defects, and always refers to that which at some point falls short of a standard of excellence. Advance, better, and improve may refer either to what is quite imperfect or to what has reached a high degree of excellence; we advance the kingdom of God, improve the minds of our children, better the morals of the people. But for matters below the point of ordinary approval we seldom use these words; we do not speak of bettering a wretched alley, or improving a foul sewer. There we use cleanse, purify, or similar words. We correct evils, reform abuses, rectify incidental conditions of evil or error; we ameliorate poverty and misery, which we can not wholly remove. We mend a tool, repair a building, correct proof; we amend character or conduct that is faulty, or a statement or law that is defective. A text, writing, or statement is amended by the author or by some adequate authority; it is often emended by conjecture. A motion is amended by the mover or by the assembly; a constitution is amended by the people; an ancient text is emended by a critic who believes that what seems to him the better reading is what the author wrote. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    advance, ameliorate, amend, better, cleanse, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, rectify, reform, repair

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, deteriorate, harm, impair, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. correct

    Synonyms:
    true, exact, faultless, accurate, proper, decorous, right

    Antonyms:
    false, untrue, incorrect, faulty, wrong

  2. correct(v)

    Synonyms:
    chasten, punish, rectify, amend, reform, emend, redress, set right, improve

    Antonyms:
    spare, falsify, corrupt

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. correct(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rectify, amend, mend, reform, redress, reclaim, make right, set right

  2. correct(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    punish, castigate, chastise, discipline

  3. correct(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    change the quality of (by something of an opposite character)

  4. correct(a.)

    Synonyms:
    faultless, exact, precise, accurate, right, true, proper, free from error, not faulty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. correct(a)

    Synonyms:
    accurate, right, exact, precise

    Antonyms:
    incorrect, erroneous

  2. correct(v)

    Synonyms:
    rectify, amend, emend, right, reprove, discipline, counteract, modify

How to pronounce correct?

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Alex
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British
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Australian
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Indian

How to say correct in sign language?

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How to use correct in a sentence?

  1. Clarence Darrow:

    Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to

  2. David Kelly:

    The U.S. stock market rally could continue but at some stage there's going to be a significant correction, and the more it goes up, the more it's going to correct.

  3. Frank Kendall:

    We are at risk and things are getting worse. I came back to the Pentagon in 2010 after being away. The intelligence estimates when I left in 1994 were that China was really not much of a problem for us but in 10 or 15 years they could be based on their economic rate of growth. The intelligence estimates were correct.

  4. Gordon Chang:

    We need to have a high state of readiness to deter North Korea or, god forbid, defend South Korea, if you don't have those exercises, readiness erodes very quickly, working together, getting that interoperability correct.

  5. Diego Costa:

    Diego can be judged on whether he plays well or not but he has n’t committed any crime, his conduct with us has always been correct, there have been some episodes which have n’t been edifying but he has always shown a great attitude with us and we appreciate that.


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