- 1. free from error; in accordance with fact or truth: "make sure you have been given the correct information" Similar Opposite
- ▪ not mistaken in one's opinion or judgment; right: "the government was correct to follow a course of defeating inflation" Similar Opposite
- ▪ (of a thing or course of action) meeting the requirements of or most appropriate for a particular situation or activity: "cut the top and bottom tracks to the correct length with a hacksaw"
- ▪ (of a person or their appearance or behavior) conforming to accepted social standards; proper: "he was a polite man, invariably correct and pleasant with Mrs. Collins" Similar Opposite
- ▪ conforming to a particular political or ideological orthodoxy: "the materials used are as environmentally correct as possible"
- 1. put right (an error or fault): "the Council issued a statement correcting some points in the press reports" Similar
- ▪ mark the errors in (a written or printed text): "he corrected Dixon's writing for publication" Similar
- ▪ tell (someone) that they are mistaken: "he had assumed she was married and she had not corrected him" Similar Opposite
- ▪ counteract or rectify: "the problem of diminished sight can be reduced or corrected by wearing eyeglasses" Similar
- ▪ adjust (an instrument) to function accurately or accord with a standard: "motorists can have their headlights tested and corrected at a reduced price on Saturday" Similar
- ▪ adjust (a numerical result or reading) to allow for departure from standard conditions: "data were corrected for radionuclide decay"
Word Origin Middle English (as a verb): from Latin correct- ‘made straight, amended’, from the verb corrigere, from cor- ‘together’ + regere ‘guide’. The adjective is via French.
- 1. correctable adjective
Scrabble Points: 11
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