What are some alternative words for rectify?

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. Ann Burlingame:

    I just feel like this woman was denied access to a library and a book, i just wanted the opportunity to rectify that, not just for her but for us as the library system.

  2. Candy Carson:

    I attempted to appropriately cite and acknowledge all sources in `America the Beautiful,' but inadvertently missed some, i apologize, and I am working with my editors to rectify the situation.

  3. Joe Berlinger:

    As far as my understanding, there was some initial contact to get some access, and then once the book came out, there was no contact, and no attempt to rectify their feelings of the portrait being problematic… I believe there should have been a greater attempt to address their issues. The evidence demonstrates that there was no such attempt.

  4. Ben Carson:

    Before the barrage of attacks on me occurred, I was beating Trump head-to-head, Hillary head-to-head and there are those who didn't like that very much. And the people are the only ones who can rectify the situation.

  5. Lewis Hamilton:

    I feel good, the race was strong for me in Austria last year and my qualifying is better this year so I plan to take that there and try to rectify the loss I had last year.

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