Definitions for: Correct

[adj] 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"
[adj] correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"
[adj] socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
[adj] in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
[v] make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
[v] censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
[v] make reparations or amends for; "right a wrong"
[v] punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

Webster (1913) Definition: Cor*rect" (k[^o]r*r[e^]kt"), a. [L. correctus, p. p.
of corrigere to make straight, to correct; cor- + regere to
lead straight: cf. F. correct. See Regular, Right, and
cf. Escort.]
Set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth,
rectitude, or propriety, or to a just standard; not faulty or
imperfect; free from error; as, correct behavior; correct

Always use the most correct editions. --Felton.

Syn: Accurate; right, exact; precise; regular; faultless. See

Cor*rect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corrected; p. pr. &
vb. n. Correcting.]
1. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice,
or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or

This is a defect in the first make of some men's
minds which can scarce ever be corrected afterwards.
--T. Burnet.

2. To remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend;
to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to mark
upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the
type the changes so marked).

3. To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in
morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from
moral rectitude; to chastise; to discipline; as, a child
should be corrected for lying.

My accuser is my 'prentice; and when I did correct
him for his fault the other day, he did vow upon his
knees he would be even with me. --Shak.

4. To counteract the qualities of one thing by those of
another; -- said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to
correct the acidity of the stomach by alkaline

Syn: To amend; rectify; emend; reform; improve; chastise;
punish; discipline; chasten. See Amend.

Synonyms: accurate, castigate, chasten, chastise, compensate, discipline, exact, letter-perfect, objurgate, precise, rectify, redress, right, right, right, right-minded, sort out, straight, word-perfect

Antonyms: falsify, incorrect, wrong, wrong

See Also: aby, abye, adjust, alter, amend, atone, bawl out, berate, change, change by reversal, chew out, chew up, chide, counterbalance, debug, dress down, even off, even out, even up, expiate, flame, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, overcompensate, over-correct, penalise, penalize, proper, punish, rag, rebuke, remediate, remedy, remonstrate, repair, reprimand, reproof, reverse, scold, set, trounce, true, turn

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