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Synonyms for rectify
ˈrɛk təˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rectify(verb)

    math: determine the length of

    "rectify a curve"

    Synonyms:
    repair, reform, correct, regenerate, reclaim, refine, remedy, amend, remediate, right

  2. refine, rectify(verb)

    reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities

    "refine sugar"

    Synonyms:
    elaborate, refine, reclaim, right, regenerate, polish, down, rarify, fine-tune, correct, reform, amend, remedy, complicate, repair, remediate

  3. reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectify(verb)

    bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

    "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"

    Synonyms:
    refine, recover, reclaim, right, repair, tame, renew, domesticize, regenerate, restore, correct, domesticise, domesticate, reform, revitalize, amend, straighten out, repossess, remedy, rejuvenate, remediate, see the light

  4. rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amend(verb)

    set straight or right

    "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"

    Synonyms:
    right, reform, compensate, revivify, remediate, recompense, fix, bushel, reanimate, mend, vivify, amend, renovate, improve, correct, quicken, regenerate, reclaim, resort, restore, ameliorate, relieve, touch on, recreate, remedy, refine, repair, animate, better, furbish up, meliorate, revive, doctor, indemnify

  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, correct, decline, right, reform, even up, amend, chastise, compensate, sort out, even off, remedy, repair, make up, remediate, slump, set

  6. rectify(verb)

    convert into direct current

    "rectify alternating current"

    Synonyms:
    repair, reform, correct, regenerate, reclaim, refine, remedy, amend, remediate, right

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rectify

    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, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, reform, repair

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rectify

    Synonyms:
    straighten, correct, a need, better, adjust, emend, reform, redress, regulate, rearrange, remodel

    Antonyms:
    pervert, corrupt, derange, disorder, distort

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rectify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    correct, redress, mend, reform, amend, set right, make right

  2. rectify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Chem.) refine, purify

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rectify(v)

    Synonyms:
    correct, amend

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How to use rectify in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    I don't know Mr. Scooter Libby, but for years I have heard that Scooter Libby has been treated unfairly. Hopefully, this full pardon will help rectify a very sad portion of Scooter Libby life.

  2. Franklin Nieves:

    You know we received threats and orders to fabricate that case against Leopoldo Lopez. This is the opportunity to rectify.

  3. William Forsyth:

    At some point in time, just admit you screwed up, and take whatever steps you need to take to rectify it. Apologize for what happened, ensure to people that it won't happen again.

  4. Clifford Villalon:

    Pray for the world that all transgressors rectify themselves, not to tolerate them to do more evil.

  5. Ghias Moussa:

    We do n’t think that killing more innocent people in Syria by bombing them will rectify what has happened, whether it was done by the Assad regime or not, americans should not change regimes around the world to get somebody we like and fight people we do n’t like.

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