- correct [kə rekt′]vt.[ME correcten < L correctus, pp. of corrigere < com-, together + regere, to lead straight, rule: see RECKON]1. to make right; change from wrong to right; remove errors from2. to point out or mark the errors or faults of3. to make conform to a standard4. to scold or punish so as to cause to rectify faults5. to cure, remove, or counteract (a fault, disease, etc.)vi.to make corrections; specif., to make an adjustment so as to compensate (for an error, counteracting force, etc.)adj.1. conforming or adhering to an established standard; proper [correct behavior]2. conforming to fact or logic; true, accurate, right, or free from errors3. equal to the required or established amount, number, price, etc.SYN.- PUNISHcorrectableadj.correctlyadv.correctnessn.correctorn.SYN.- CORRECT connotes little more than absence of error [a correct answer ] or adherence to conventionality [correct behavior ]; ACCURATE implies a positive exercise of care to obtain conformity with fact or truth [an accurate account of the events ]; EXACT stresses perfect conformity to fact, truth, or some standard [the exact time, an exact quotation ]; PRECISE suggests minute accuracy of detail and often connotes a finicky or overly fastidious attitude [precise in all his habits ] -ANT. WRONG, FALSE
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.