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correct as in 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 make reparations or amends for; put in or restore to an upright position; regain an upright or proper position; make right or correct; an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; location near or direction toward the right side; the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right ; those who support political or social or economic conservatism; the hand that is on the right side of the body; a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east; anything in accord with principles of justice; (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; precisely, exactly; immediately; exactly; toward or on the right; in the right manner; an interjection expressing agreement ; (Southern regional intensive) very; to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); in accordance with moral or social standards; in an accurate manner; being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; free from error; socially right or correct; in conformance with justice or law or morality; correct in opinion or judgment; appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs; of or belonging to the political or intellectual right ; in or into a satisfactory condition; intended for the right hand; in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; having the axis perpendicular to the base; (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward; (informal) very; most suitable or right for a particular purpose; precisely accurate
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correct as in socially right or correct
  • "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"
  • "correct behavior"

Synonyms

  • right make reparations or amends for; put in or restore to an upright position; regain an upright or proper position; make right or correct; an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; location near or direction toward the right side; the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right ; those who support political or social or economic conservatism; the hand that is on the right side of the body; a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east; anything in accord with principles of justice; (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; precisely, exactly; immediately; exactly; toward or on the right; in the right manner; an interjection expressing agreement ; (Southern regional intensive) very; to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); in accordance with moral or social standards; in an accurate manner; being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; free from error; socially right or correct; in conformance with justice or law or morality; correct in opinion or judgment; appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs; of or belonging to the political or intellectual right ; in or into a satisfactory condition; intended for the right hand; in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; having the axis perpendicular to the base; (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward; (informal) very; most suitable or right for a particular purpose; precisely accurate
correct as in in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
  • "what's the right word for this?"
  • "the right way to open oysters"

Synonyms

  • right make reparations or amends for; put in or restore to an upright position; regain an upright or proper position; make right or correct; an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; location near or direction toward the right side; the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right ; those who support political or social or economic conservatism; the hand that is on the right side of the body; a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east; anything in accord with principles of justice; (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; precisely, exactly; immediately; exactly; toward or on the right; in the right manner; an interjection expressing agreement ; (Southern regional intensive) very; to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); in accordance with moral or social standards; in an accurate manner; being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; free from error; socially right or correct; in conformance with justice or law or morality; correct in opinion or judgment; appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs; of or belonging to the political or intellectual right ; in or into a satisfactory condition; intended for the right hand; in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; having the axis perpendicular to the base; (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward; (informal) very; most suitable or right for a particular purpose; precisely accurate
correct as in correct in opinion or judgment
  • "time proved him right"

Synonyms

  • right make reparations or amends for; put in or restore to an upright position; regain an upright or proper position; make right or correct; an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; location near or direction toward the right side; the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right ; those who support political or social or economic conservatism; the hand that is on the right side of the body; a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east; anything in accord with principles of justice; (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; precisely, exactly; immediately; exactly; toward or on the right; in the right manner; an interjection expressing agreement ; (Southern regional intensive) very; to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); in accordance with moral or social standards; in an accurate manner; being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; free from error; socially right or correct; in conformance with justice or law or morality; correct in opinion or judgment; appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs; of or belonging to the political or intellectual right ; in or into a satisfactory condition; intended for the right hand; in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; having the axis perpendicular to the base; (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward; (informal) very; most suitable or right for a particular purpose; precisely accurate
correct as in make right or correct
  • "Correct the mistakes"
  • "rectify the calculation"

Synonyms

  • rectify math: determine the length of; reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; set straight or right; make right or correct; convert into direct current
  • right make reparations or amends for; put in or restore to an upright position; regain an upright or proper position; make right or correct; an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; location near or direction toward the right side; the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right ; those who support political or social or economic conservatism; the hand that is on the right side of the body; a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east; anything in accord with principles of justice; (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; precisely, exactly; immediately; exactly; toward or on the right; in the right manner; an interjection expressing agreement ; (Southern regional intensive) very; to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); in accordance with moral or social standards; in an accurate manner; being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; free from error; socially right or correct; in conformance with justice or law or morality; correct in opinion or judgment; appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs; of or belonging to the political or intellectual right ; in or into a satisfactory condition; intended for the right hand; in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; having the axis perpendicular to the base; (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward; (informal) very; most suitable or right for a particular purpose; precisely accurate
correct as in make reparations or amends for
  • "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

Synonyms

  • right make reparations or amends for; put in or restore to an upright position; regain an upright or proper position; make right or correct; an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; location near or direction toward the right side; the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right ; those who support political or social or economic conservatism; the hand that is on the right side of the body; a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east; anything in accord with principles of justice; (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; precisely, exactly; immediately; exactly; toward or on the right; in the right manner; an interjection expressing agreement ; (Southern regional intensive) very; to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly'); in accordance with moral or social standards; in an accurate manner; being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; free from error; socially right or correct; in conformance with justice or law or morality; correct in opinion or judgment; appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs; of or belonging to the political or intellectual right ; in or into a satisfactory condition; intended for the right hand; in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; having the axis perpendicular to the base; (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward; (informal) very; most suitable or right for a particular purpose; precisely accurate
  • compensate adjust for; make amends for; make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; make reparations or amends for; do or give something to somebody in return; make payment to
  • redress make reparations or amends for; a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury ; act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
correct as in censure severely
  • "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

Synonyms

  • chastise censure severely
  • castigate censure severely; inflict severe punishment on
  • objurgate express strong disapproval of; censure severely
  • chasten censure severely; change by restraining or moderating ; correct by punishment or discipline
correct as in adjust for
  • "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

Synonyms

  • compensate adjust for; make amends for; make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities; make reparations or amends for; do or give something to somebody in return; make payment to
  • counterbalance adjust for; contrast with equal weight or force ; oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; a weight that balances another weight ; equality of distribution ; a compensating equivalent
  • make up form or compose; devise or compose; do or give something to somebody in return; make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point; concoct something artificial or untrue ; put in order or neaten; adjust for; come to terms; apply make-up or cosmetics to one's face to appear prettier
  • even out adjust for; make level or straight; become even or more even; make even or more even
  • even off adjust for
  • even up adjust for; even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing
correct as in punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
  • "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

Synonyms

  • discipline develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; a branch of knowledge; a system of rules of conduct or method of practice; the trait of being well behaved; training to improve strength or self-control ; the act of disciplining
  • sort out arrange or order by classes or categories; make free from confusion or ambiguity; punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
correct as in go down in value
  • "the stock market corrected"
  • "prices slumped"

Synonyms

  • decline change toward something smaller or lower ; a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual decrease; a downward slope or bend ; grow worse; refuse to accept; show unwillingness towards; grow smaller; go down; go down in value; inflect for number, gender, case, etc.
  • slump a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality; a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment ; assume a drooping posture or carriage ; fall or sink heavily; fall heavily or suddenly; go down in value
correct as in alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
  • "Adjust the clock, please"
  • "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

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  • adjust alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight; adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions; make correspondent or conformable; decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim
  • set (usually followed by `to' or `for') on the point of or strongly disposed; fixed and unmoving; situated in a particular spot or position; set down according to a plan; being below the horizon; determined or decided upon as by an authority; converted to solid form (as concrete) ; a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; several exercises intended to be done in series; representation consisting of the scenery and other properties used to identify the location of a dramatic production; an unofficial association of people or groups; a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way; the act of putting something in position; a unit of play in tennis or squash; the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; evil Egyptian god with the head of a beast that has high square ears and a long snout; the descent of a heavenly body below the horizon; (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way; any electronic equipment that receives or transmits radio or tv signals; put into a certain place or abstract location; fix conclusively or authoritatively; decide upon or fix definitely; establish as the highest level or best performance; put into a certain state; fix in a border; make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly; locate; disappear beyond the horizon; adapt for performance in a different way; put or set (seeds, seedlings, or plants) into the ground; apply or start; become gelatinous; set in type; put into a position that will restore a normal state; insert (a nail or screw below the surface, as into a countersink) ; give a fine, sharp edge to a knife or razor ; urge to attack someone; estimate; equip with sails or masts; get ready for a particular purpose or event; alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; bear fruit; arrange attractively
correct as in treat a defect
  • "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

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