What is the meaning of correct?


  • Make right or correct.
    • usage: "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
  • Make reparations or amends for.
    • usage: "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
  • Censure severely.
    • usage: "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
  • Adjust for.
    • usage: "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
  • Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience.
    • usage: "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
  • Go down in value.
    • usage: "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
  • Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard.
    • usage: "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
  • Treat a defect.
    • usage: "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"


  • Free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth.
    • usage: "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"
  • Socially right or correct.
    • usage: "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
  • In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure.
    • usage: "what's the right word for this"; "the right way to open oysters"
  • Correct in opinion or judgment.
    • usage: "time proved him right"
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APAWordNet. (2010). correct. Retrieved April 20, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/correct/definitions/1171469
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "correct" http://smartdefine.org/correct/definitions/1171469 (accessed April 20, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, correct, Smart Define, viewed 20 April, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/correct/definitions/1171469>.
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