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  1. [verb] make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
    Synonyms: rectify, right

  2. [verb] make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
    Synonyms: right, compensate, redress

  3. [verb] censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
    Synonyms: chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten

  4. [verb] adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
    Synonyms: compensate, counterbalance, even out, even off, even up

  5. [verb] punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
    Synonyms: discipline, sort out

  6. [verb] go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
    Synonyms: decline, slump

  7. [verb] alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
    Synonyms: adjust, set

  8. [verb] treat a defect; "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

  9. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: right

  10. [adjective] socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
    Synonyms: right

  11. [adjective] in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
    Synonyms: right

  12. [adjective] correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"
    Synonyms: right


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