1. [ verb ] make right or correct
Synonyms: rectify right

"Correct the mistakes" "rectify the calculation"

Related terms: falsify change_by_reversal adjust rectify debug correction
2. [ verb ] make reparations or amends for
Synonyms: redress compensate right

"right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

Related terms: wrong change expiate over-correct compensate redress recompense right
3. [ adjective ] free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
Synonyms: right

"the correct answer" "the correct version" "the right answer" "took the right road" "the right decision"

Related terms: incorrect incorrect accurate accurate straight letter-perfect true proper accurate correctness
4. [ adjective ] socially right or correct
Synonyms: right

"it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye" "correct behavior"

Related terms: proper
5. [ adjective ] in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
Synonyms: right

"what's the right word for this?" "the right way to open oysters"

Related terms: proper
6. [ verb ] censure severely
Synonyms: castigate chastise objurgate chasten chastize

"She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

Related terms: rebuke flame castigation chiding correction
7. [ verb ] treat a defect

"The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

Related terms: treat
8. [ verb ] alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Synonyms: adjust set

"Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

Related terms: change regulate set calibrate match harmonize tune attune synchronize focus align pressurize zero zero trim readjust depressurize time plumb tune temper lubricate linearize time citify justify modulate proportion adjustment
9. [ verb ] adjust or make up for
Synonyms: compensate counterbalance even_off even_up even_out

"engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

Related terms: balance carry cover counterbalance
10. [ verb ] go down in value
Synonyms: slump decline

"the stock market corrected" "prices slumped"

Related terms: descend
11. [ adjective ] correct in opinion or judgment
Synonyms: right

"time proved him right"

Related terms: wrong right-minded right-minded
12. [ verb ] punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
Synonyms: sort_out discipline

"The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

Related terms: punish discipline
Similar spelling:   correctly