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"
socially right or correct
"it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
"what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
correct in opinion or judgment
"time proved him right"
correct, rectify, right(verb)
make right or correct
"Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
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
right, compensate, redress, correct(verb)
make reparations or amends for
"right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
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
chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct(verb)
"She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
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
compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up(verb)
"engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
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
discipline, correct, sort out(verb)
punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
"The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
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
decline, slump, correct(verb)
go down in value
"the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
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
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"
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
treat a defect
"The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
Free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth.
He corrected the position of the book on the mantle.
With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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- صحح, صح, صحيحArabic
- коректен, верен, поправям, коригирам, възпитан, правиленBulgarian
- correcte, corregirCatalan, Valencian
- slušný, správný, opravit, korektníCzech
- berichtigen, einwandfrei, richtigstellen, ausbessern, zutreffend, ordnungsgemäß, korrigieren, richtig, nachregeln, korrektGerman
- διορθώνω, σωστόςGreek
- korekti, korektaEsperanto
- correcto, corregirSpanish
- korjata, oikaista, asiallinen, korrekti, oikeaFinnish
- correct, corrigerFrench
- beachtaigh, ceartaighIrish
- cuir ceart, comharraichScottish Gaelic
- תיקן, נכונה, נכוןHebrew
- सही, ठीकHindi
- korrekt, korrigál, hibátlan, helyesbít, illő, helyes, kijavítHungarian
- ճիշտ, կոռեկտArmenian
- corretto, correggereItalian
- 正しい, 修正, 直す, 訂正, 正す, 正解, 改正Japanese
- ზუსტი, უშეცდომო, სწორიGeorgian
- 맞다, 교정, 바르다, 옳다, 정확하다Korean
- түз, дурус, туураKyrgyz
- верен, правиленMacedonian
- betul, benarkan, betulkan, benarMalay
- verbeteren, welopgevoed, welgemanierd, corrigeren, juist, correct, goedgemanierdDutch
- poprawiać, właściwy, prawidłowy, poprawić, poprawnyPolish
- correto, corrigirPortuguese
- воспитанный, корректный, верный, корректировать, исправлять, исправить, правильныйRussian
- ispravan, popraviti, исправан, поправитиSerbo-Croatian
- opraviť, správnySlovak
- pravilen, popravitiSlovene
- korrekt, felfri, rätt, riktig, rätta, korrigeraSwedish
- dürs, dogryTurkmen
- doğru, düzeltmekTurkish
- виправляти, правильнийUkrainian
- ٹھیک, صحیحUrdu
- sửa, chữa, sửa chữa, đúngVietnamese
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