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Synonyms for corrective
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corrective, restorative(adj)

    a device for treating injury or disease

    restorative, tonic

    indulgent, worsening

  2. corrective, disciplinary, disciplinal(adj)

    designed to promote discipline

    "the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional"; "disciplinal measures"; "the mother was stern and disciplinary"

    disciplinary, disciplinal

    worsening, indulgent

  3. corrective(adj)

    tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition

    "corrective measures"; "corrective lenses"

    disciplinary, disciplinal

    worsening, indulgent

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. corrective

    regulative, alterative, preventative, restorative

    confirmative, conducive, provocative, stimulative, intensitive

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. corrective(a)

    rectifying, reformatory, correctory, disciplinary emendatory

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "corrective":

    remedial, redressive, correction, affirmative, correctional, rectify, remediation, correct, remedy

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. corrective

    Corrigent, see there

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  1. Xiao Shijun:

    The weak HSBC flash (reading) may exert some corrective pressure on economy-related stocks such as banks, steel and construction materials, but overall the potential for a sharp fall in the main indices are not likely, this is mainly because China is still in a monetary easing cycle and regulators have repeatedly pledged to support the stock market. As a result, sentiment remains robust, preventing a deep correction despite the market's recent rally.

  2. Ralph White:

    Even though the sustain rate is lower, the effectiveness rate has stayed the same, which means that agencies are taking voluntary corrective action in response to protests at an even higher level.

  3. Cory Booker:

    Today, we have righted that wrong and taken corrective action that recognizes this stain on our country's history.

  4. Arturo Merino Núñez:

    At this stage all possible hypotheses are going to be studied with an open mind, we are all pilots and want to know what happened to the aircraft to take corrective measures, if there were any to take. That is also very distressing for us because we have to continue operating the plane, Antarctic campaigns have to continue.

  5. Jaime Matheson:

    The student in question did receive a lunch. Students who come up to the lunch line without money receive a lunch of an entrée or sandwich plus side dishes or fresh fruit and milk. An employee of the company would not be let go because they provide this lunch to a student, we can't get into specifics because personnel decisions are confidential to honor privacy, however employees receive and sign their acknowledgment to company policies. When these aren't followed, corrective action is put in place, up to and including termination. We're all proud of our ability to provide meals to those in need.

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