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Synonyms for rectify
ˈrɛk təˌfaɪrec·ti·fy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rectify

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

    Antonyms:
    pervert, corrupt, derange, disorder, distort

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rectifyverb

    math: determine the length of

    "rectify a curve"

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

  2. refine, rectifyverb

    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, rectifyverb

    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, amendverb

    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, rightverb

    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. rectifyverb

    convert into direct current

    "rectify alternating current"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rectifyverb

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

  2. rectifyverb

    Synonyms:
    (Chem.) refine, purify

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 2 votes

  1. rectifyverb

    Synonyms:
    correct, amend

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How to use rectify in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Gautham Prithvirajan:

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

  3. Katie Britt:

    When it comes to inflation, you know, talking to people across our state, whether it's retirees or hard-working families, people are hurting, people can't make ends meet. You look at what we need to do to rectify that. First, we need to rein in spending. We have got to stop the ridiculous, consistent overspending that has put us in this position to start with.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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