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. Superintendent Steven Unowsky:

    A hot lunch should never be taken from a child, one of the things that we can do as adults is model failure with grace. We absolutely failed in this situation and our team is working to try and rectify the mistakes that we've made.

  2. President Nicolas Maduro:

    We demand, via all global diplomatic channels, that President Obama rectify and repeal the immoral decree declaring Venezuela a threat to the United States.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Most people are enjoying their lives with lies, so a person who tries to rectify them by saying the truth is only often most despised.

  4. Gautham Prithvirajan:

    We are planning a protest later this week. Calls to rectify the situation have gone unanswered.

  5. 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.


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