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Synonyms for correct
kəˈrɛkt

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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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British
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Australian
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Indian

How to say correct in sign language?

  1. correct

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How to use correct in a sentence?

  1. Michael Kosinski:

    There is a large chance that he will either correct his ways or simply fail to get it anyway.

  2. Armand Leone:

    There is so much pressure for primary care physicians to see a high volume of patients, and they’re not reimbursed for critical thinking time, when they’re rushed, doctors make diagnoses based on probability, and most of the time they’re correct, but not always.

  3. Gary Perdue:

    That is correct from my knowledge.

  4. Andy Burnham:

    The system has failed because it allowed him to abscond to Syria, even if the correct procedures were followed, I have evidence that they were far too weak.

  5. Alejandro Ruelas:

    Having a diverse team allows you to let go of the smaller things, and point the correct way towards achieving your vision.


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