Correct



[kuh-rekt] /kəˈrɛkt/

verb (used with object)
1.
to set or make true, accurate, or right; remove the errors or faults from:
The native guide corrected our pronunciation. The new glasses corrected his eyesight.
2.
to point out or mark the errors in:
The teacher corrected the examination papers.
3.
to scold, rebuke, or punish in order to improve:
Should parents correct their children in public?
4.
to counteract the operation or effect of (something hurtful or undesirable):
The medication will correct stomach acidity.
5.
Mathematics, Physics. to alter or adjust so as to bring into accordance with a standard or with a required condition.
verb (used without object)
6.
to make a or corrections.
7.
(of stock prices) to reverse a trend, especially temporarily, as after a sharp advance or decline in previous trading sessions.
adjective
8.
conforming to fact or truth; free from error; accurate:
a correct answer.
9.
in accordance with an acknowledged or accepted standard; proper:
correct behavior.
10.
characterized by or adhering to a liberal or progressive ideology on matters of ethnicity, religion, sexuality, ecology, etc.: Is it environmentally correct to buy a real Christmas tree?
Most of the judges in this district have correct political views.
/kəˈrɛkt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make free from errors
2.
to indicate the errors in
3.
to rebuke or punish in order to set right or improve: to correct a child, to stand corrected
4.
to counteract or rectify (a malfunction, ailment, etc): these glasses will correct your sight
5.
to adjust or make conform, esp to a standard
adjective
6.
free from error; true; accurate: the correct version
7.
in conformity with accepted standards: correct behaviour
v.

mid-14c., “to set right, rectify” (a fault or error), from Latin correctus, past participle of corrigere “to put straight, reduce to order, set right;” in transferred use, “to reform, amend,” especially of speech or writing, from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + regere “to lead straight, rule” (see regal). Originally of persons; with reference to writing, etc., attested from late 14c. Related: Corrected; correcting.
adj.

1670s, from French correct “right, proper,” from Latin correctus (see correct (v.)). Related: Correctly; correctness.

correct cor·rect (kə-rěkt’)
v. cor·rect·ed, cor·rect·ing, cor·rects
To remove, remedy, or counteract something, such as a malfunction or defect. adj.
Free from error or fault; true or accurate.
see: stand corrected

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