[ US /kɝˈɛkt/ ]
[ UK /kəɹˈɛkt/ ]
  1. make reparations or amends for
    right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust
  2. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    correct the alignment of the front wheels
    Adjust the clock, please
  3. make right or correct
    Correct the mistakes
    rectify the calculation
  4. censure severely
    She chastised him for his insensitive remarks
  5. punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
    The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently
  6. go down in value
    prices slumped
    the stock market corrected
  7. treat a defect
    The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia
  8. adjust for
    engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
  1. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
    took the right road
    the right decision
    the correct answer
    the correct version
    the right answer
  2. socially right or correct
    correct behavior
    it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye
  3. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
    what's the right word for this?
    the right way to open oysters
  4. correct in opinion or judgment
    time proved him right
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How To Use correct In A Sentence

  • In this edition, such mistakes are corrected, and the original errata slips are also published.
  • The hat, I think the style was called fedora, had a dark band and a dint in the top, which my father would sometimes correct with a chopping action of his right hand.
  • You can't have a show called Politically Incorrect and then abjectly apologize for not being PC.
  • Students should ring the correct answers in pencil.
  • This is because people who suffer Panic Disorder, when they experience tetany for the first time, often think incorrectly that they are about to die.
  • Retrieval before additions All records will be in their correct places and the file will be physically as well as logically in sequence.
  • Stephen Chu wants your children to live worse so that his children can live better — in the world he imagines is the correct one. Why scientists are under-represented in politics. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState
  • inconceivability" is used in the sense of relative inconceivability, it is incorrectly used, unless it is qualified in some way; because, if used without qualification, there is danger of its being confused with inconceivability in its absolute sense. A Candid Examination of Theism
  • It checks bank account numbers before accepting them and will detect many common transcription errors, including incorrectly entered and transposed characters. Times, Sunday Times
  • I was telling him about last night and he described me as sounding languid and louche, and consequently correctly guessed that I was still in bed.
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