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Synonyms for rectify
ˈrɛk təˌfaɪrec·ti·fy

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. rectifyverb

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

  2. rectifyverb

    Synonyms:
    (Chem.) refine, purify

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rectifyverb

    Synonyms:
    correct, amend

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How to use rectify in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Prashant Agarwal:

    Nothing in life is easy, you may be facing several problems & you may be suffering from pain, which you think no one can understand. You might have little resources but you cannot achieve anything unless you strive for it & try for it. You need to be committed to your goals; you need to be passionate for getting success in the field of your interest. Every day is a new day, bringing you new opportunities. And if you are responsible and aware of your needs, and are willing to perform and take all the necessary steps that are required for you to achieve your goal, then trust me nothing can stop you. You need to be like that lion who is hungry and is waiting for his prey and whose roar is loud enough for his enemies to know that he won’t compromise for anything unless he gets it. It's just one life and you need to make the most out of it. Don’t compromise on it for temporary reasons and worries. You need to realize that you might face several challenges, might go through circumstances which are difficult to deal with, which might break you, make you fall hard on the ground but each time when you stand again you would be stronger than before. Admit your mistakes and be willing to improvise and rectify the things that went wrong earlier to get better results next time. Be planned enough, be responsible for each action that you take, be committed so that nothing can break you. Be passionate so that nothing can stop you & keep on performing irrespective of all your failures.

  3. Scott Pruitt:

    So I share your concerns about some of these decisions. I want to rectify those going forward, i also want to highlight for you that some of the criticism is unfounded and I think is exaggerated and I think it feeds this division that we've seen around very important issues affecting the environment.

  4. Debra Milke:

    I always believed this day would come, i just didn't think it would have to take 25 years, 3 months and 14 days to rectify such a blatant miscarriage of justice.

  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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