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Dictionary definition for: Rectify

1. (v) math: determine the length of; "rectify a curve"

2. (v) reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine sugar"

3. (v) bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me" "reform your conduct"

4. (v) set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies" "rectify the inequities in salaries" "repair an oversight"

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

6. (v) convert into direct current; "rectify alternating current"

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