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Synonyms for correct
kəˈrɛkt

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Wiktionary

  1. correctverb

    Antonyms:
    incorrect, inaccurate

  2. correctverb

    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. correctadjective

    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. correctverb

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

    Antonyms:
    spare, falsify, corrupt

Princeton's WordNet

  1. correct, rightadjective

    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, rightadjective

    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, rightadjective

    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, correctverb

    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, rightverb

    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, correctverb

    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, correctverb

    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 upverb

    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 outverb

    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, correctverb

    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, correctverb

    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. correctverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. correctverb

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

  2. correctverb

    Synonyms:
    punish, castigate, chastise, discipline

  3. correctverb

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

  4. correctadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. correctadjective

    Synonyms:
    accurate, right, exact, precise

    Antonyms:
    incorrect, erroneous

  2. correctverb

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

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How to use correct in a sentence?

  1. One European trader:

    If this is correct it would be a reason why Syria's wheat purchasing has been so restrained in recent months despite the apparent need for imports.

  2. Vas Narasimhan:

    We (Novartis) pay almost 50 percent of our gross revenues in the United States into rebates, if you return those rebates to patients, so patients pay less out of pocket, I think that is something that makes a lot of sense and will correct a distortion in the marketplace.

  3. Thomas Casale:

    The most common things we would prescribe epinephrine for is food allergies, bees, wasps and other stinging insects, the advantage of these auto-injectors is that you don't have to think about it. You just pop the cap, stick it right in your thigh, the needle comes out at the right depth into the muscle, and it delivers the correct amount of epinephrine.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The correct definition of equality is that we came through the same door to the world.

  5. Daniel Scioli:

    Our idea is to maintain the policies that need maintaining, correct the policies that need correcting and deepen those that need deepening.

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