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1. rectify

verb. ['ˈrɛktəˌfaɪ'] bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one.

Synonyms

  • reform
  • alter
  • regenerate
  • modify
  • straighten out
  • see the light
  • change
  • moralize
  • reclaim

Antonyms

  • false
  • left
  • center
  • liberal

Etymology

  • rectifier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rectificare (Latin)

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Rhymes with Rectify

  • edify
  • electrify
  • exemplify
  • identify
  • identify
  • mollify
  • qualify
  • ramify
  • ratify
  • requalify
  • reunify

Sentences with rectify


1. Verb, base form
When you notice cloudy water, there are several steps you can take to rectify the situation.

Quotes about rectify


1. The quickest way to rectify that mistake (choosing the wrong person) is by learning from that, moving on, and choosing much more wisely in the future.
- Greg Behrendt, He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

2. Life is Like a Program, You need to rectify your problems on your Own
- Pratik Shelar

2. rectify

verb. ['ˈrɛktəˌfaɪ'] convert into direct current.

Synonyms

  • commute
  • exchange
  • change

Antonyms

  • stay
  • synchronize
  • consecrate
  • correct

Etymology

  • rectifier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rectificare (Latin)

3. rectify

verb. ['ˈrɛktəˌfaɪ'] set straight or right.

Synonyms

  • right
  • amend
  • repair
  • correct
  • remediate

Antonyms

  • wrongness
  • improper
  • inaccurate
  • incorrect

Etymology

  • rectifier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rectificare (Latin)

4. rectify

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • head
  • obverse
  • forward
  • wrong

Etymology

  • rectifier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rectificare (Latin)

5. rectify

verb. ['ˈrɛktəˌfaɪ'] reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities.

Synonyms

  • make pure
  • refine
  • sublimate
  • distill

Antonyms

  • left-handed
  • ambidextrous
  • unethical
  • evil

Etymology

  • rectifier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rectificare (Latin)

6. rectify

verb. ['ˈrɛktəˌfaɪ'] math: determine the length of.

Synonyms

  • determine
  • find
  • find out

Antonyms

  • improperly
  • wrongfulness
  • injustice
  • inopportune

Etymology

  • rectifier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • rectificare (Latin)
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