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Definitions of correct:

  • verb:   treat a defect
    Example: "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
  • verb:   make right or correct
    Example: "Correct the mistakes"
  • verb:   punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
  • verb:   adjust or make up for
    Example: "Engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
  • verb:   alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    Example: "Correct the alignment of the front wheels"
  • verb:   go down in value
    Example: "The stock market corrected"
  • verb:   make reparations or amends for
  • verb:   censure severely
  • adjective:   socially right or correct
    Example: "Correct behavior"
  • adjective:   in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
  • adjective:   free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
    Example: "The correct answer"
  • adjective:   correct in opinion or judgment


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