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Dictionary definition for: Correct

1. (v) make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes" "rectify the calculation"

2. (a) free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer" "the correct version" "the right answer" "took the right road" "the right decision"

3. (v) make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

4. (s) socially right or correct; "it isn''t right to leave the party without saying goodbye" "correct behavior"

5. (v) censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

6. (s) in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what''s the right word for this?" "the right way to open oysters"

7. (v) adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

8. (a) correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"

9. (v) punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

10. (v) go down in value; "the stock market corrected" "prices slumped"

11. (v) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please" "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

12. (v) treat a defect; "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

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