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1. correct

verb. ['kɝˈɛkt'] make right or correct.

Synonyms

  • remedy
  • rectify
  • right
  • change by reversal
  • amend
  • debug
  • turn
  • repair
  • remediate

Antonyms

  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate
  • sensitise
  • destabilise

Etymology

  • correctus (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word correct


1. Adjective
Slide the correct insert into the bubble cover from inside of the door.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Be sure to always use the correct type and amount of laundry detergent.

3. Verb, base form
Allow time for a short question-and-answer session and correct any false information given about the seven continents.

Quotes containing the word correct


1. If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs.
- John Clare

2. Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret.
- Robert E. Lee

3. You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

2. correct

adjective. ['kɝˈɛkt'] free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth.

Synonyms

  • rightness
  • proper
  • right
  • accurate
  • precise
  • letter-perfect
  • word-perfect
  • true
  • correctness
  • straight

Antonyms

  • wrongness
  • improper
  • inaccurate
  • incorrect
  • incorrectness
  • false

Etymology

  • correctus (Latin)

3. correct

adjective. ['kɝˈɛkt'] socially right or correct.

Synonyms

  • right

Antonyms

  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

Etymology

  • correctus (Latin)

4. correct

verb. ['kɝˈɛkt'] make reparations or amends for.

Synonyms

  • compensate
  • aby
  • atone
  • alter
  • abye
  • modify
  • change
  • redress
  • over-correct
  • expiate
  • overcompensate

Antonyms

  • assimilate
  • stiffen
  • thin
  • heat

Etymology

  • correctus (Latin)

5. correct

adjective. ['kɝˈɛkt'] in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure.

Synonyms

  • right

Antonyms

  • enable
  • loosen

Etymology

  • correctus (Latin)

6. correct

verb. ['kɝˈɛkt'] censure severely.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • castigate
  • chew up
  • trounce
  • lecture
  • rebuke
  • scold
  • jaw
  • dress down
  • reproof
  • flame
  • lambast
  • chew out
  • lambaste
  • bawl out
  • chide
  • remonstrate
  • call down
  • objurgate
  • have words
  • chasten
  • chastise
  • call on the carpet
  • berate
  • reprimand

Antonyms

  • demilitarise
  • transitivize
  • decontaminate
  • clean

Etymology

  • correctus (Latin)

7. correct

verb. ['kɝˈɛkt'] go down in value.

Synonyms

  • descend
  • decline
  • go down
  • come down
  • fall

Antonyms

  • rise
  • unstring
  • stabilize
  • better

Etymology

  • correctus (Latin)

8. correct

verb. ['kɝˈɛkt'] treat a defect.

Synonyms

  • care for

Antonyms

  • dissimilate
  • increase

Etymology

  • correctus (Latin)

9. correct

verb. ['kɝˈɛkt'] alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard.

Synonyms

  • tune
  • focalise
  • alter
  • modulate
  • zero in
  • harmonise
  • set
  • focus
  • coordinate
  • justify
  • pressurize
  • match
  • fine-tune
  • align
  • linearize
  • reconcile
  • depressurize
  • change
  • graduate
  • fit
  • citify
  • time
  • decompress
  • adjust
  • calibrate
  • harmonize
  • synchronise
  • attune
  • trim
  • temper
  • pressurise
  • readjust
  • linearise
  • plumb
  • sharpen
  • regulate
  • zero
  • proportion
  • depressurise
  • focalize
  • synchronize
  • modify
  • sync
  • ordinate
  • reset

Antonyms

  • depressurise
  • pressurise
  • depressurize
  • desynchronize
  • blur
  • desynchronise

Etymology

  • correctus (Latin)

10. correct

verb. ['kɝˈɛkt'] adjust for.

Synonyms

  • make up
  • equilibrize
  • equilibrise
  • equilibrate
  • cover
  • compensate
  • even up
  • carry
  • overcompensate
  • even out
  • even off
  • counterbalance

Antonyms

  • naturalize
  • brighten
  • occidentalize
  • inactivate

Etymology

  • correctus (Latin)
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