correct


correct
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 from
2. to point out or mark the errors or faults of
3. to make conform to a standard
4. to scold or punish so as to cause to rectify faults
5. 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 errors
3. equal to the required or established amount, number, price, etc.
SYN.- PUNISH
correctable
adj.
correctly
adv.
correctness
n.
corrector
n.
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. . 2014.

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