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Definition of correct (verb)

  1. make right or correct
  2. make reparations or amends for
  3. censure severely
  4. adjust for
  5. punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
  6. go down in value
    • "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
    • synonyms: decline, slump
  7. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    • "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
    • synonyms: adjust, set
  8. treat a defect
    • "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

CORRECT adjective

Definition of correct (adjective)

  1. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
    • "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"
    • synonyms: right
    • antonym: incorrect
  2. socially right or correct
    • "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
    • synonyms: right
  3. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
    • "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
    • synonyms: right
  4. correct in opinion or judgment
    • "time proved him right"
    • synonyms: right
    • antonym: wrong
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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