HyperDic: correct

English > 12 senses of the word correct:
VERBchangecorrect, rectify, rightmake right or correct
socialcorrect, right, compensate, redressmake reparations or amends for
communicationcorrect, chastise, castigate, objurgate, chastencensure severely
stativecorrect, compensate, counterbalance, make up, even out, even off, even upadjust for
socialcorrect, discipline, sort outpunish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
motioncorrect, decline, slumpgo down in value
changecorrect, adjust, setalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
bodycorrecttreat a defect
ADJECTIVEallcorrect, rightfree from error
allcorrect, rightsocially right or correct
allcorrect, rightin accord / accord with accepted standards of usage / usage or procedure
allcorrect, rightcorrect in opinion or judgment
correct > pronunciation
Soundskereh'kt
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > correct: 12 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFree from error; especially conforming to fact or truth.
Examples
  • "the correct answer"
  • "the correct version"
Synonymright
Attribute ofcorrectness, rightnessconformity to fact or truth
Narroweraccurate, exact, precise(of ideas, images, representations / representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth
letter-perfect, word-perfectcorrect to the last detail
straightFollowing a correct or logical method
See alsoaccurateconforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
propermarked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
trueconsistent with fact or reality
Oppositeincorrect, wrongnot correct
Spanishacertado, correcto, justo
Catalancorrecte, encertat
Nounscorrectnessconformity to fact or truth
English > correct: 12 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsocially right or correct.
Example "correct behavior"
Synonymright
Broaderpropermarked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
Spanishbueno, correcto
Catalanbo, correcte
Nounscorrectnessthe quality of conformity to social expectations
English > correct: 12 senses > adjective 3
MeaningIn accord / accord with accepted standards of usage / usage or procedure.
Synonymright
Broaderpropermarked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
Spanishcorrecto
Catalancorrecte
Nounscorrectnessthe quality of conformity to social expectations
English > correct: 12 senses > adjective 4
Meaningcorrect in opinion or judgment.
Synonymright
Narrowerright-mindeddisposed toward or having views based on what is right
OppositewrongBased on or acting or judging in error
Spanishacertado, correcto
Catalancorrecte, encertat
Nounscorrectnessthe quality of conformity to social expectations
English > correct: 12 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake right or correct.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Correct the mistakes"
Synonymsrectify, right
NarrowerdebugLocate and correct errors in a computer program code
rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amendSet straight or right
Broaderchange by reversal, turn, reversechange to the contrary
Oppositefalsifyfalsify / falsify / falsify / falsify knowingly
Spanishcorregir, rectificar
Catalancorregir
Nounscorrectionthe act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake
English > correct: 12 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningmake reparations or amends for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsright, compensate, redress
Narrowerexpiate, aby, abye, atonemake amends for
over-correct, overcompensatemake excessive corrections for fear of making an error
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositewrongtreat unjustly
Spanishcompensar, corregir, desagraviar, enmendar
Catalancompensar, corregir, redreçar
English > correct: 12 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningcensure severely.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymschastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten
Narrowerflamecriticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium
Broadercall on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambastcensure severely or angrily
Spanishcastigar, corregir, criticar, increpar, rectificar, reñir, reprender
Catalancastigar, increpar, punir
Adjectivescorrectivedesigned to promote discipline
English > correct: 12 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningAdjust for.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
Synonymscompensate, counterbalance, make up, even out, even off, even up
Narrowercarrycompensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance
cover, compensate, overcompensatemake up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
Broaderbalance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibriseBring into balance or equilibrium
Spanishcompensar, contrapesar, corregir
Catalancontrapesar
Adjectivescorrectivetending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition
English > correct: 12 senses > verb 5, social
Meaningpunish in order to gain control or enforce obedience.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsdiscipline, sort out
Broaderpunish, penalize, penaliseimpose a penalty on
Spanishdisciplinar
Adjectivescorrectivedesigned to promote discipline
corrigiblecapable of being corrected or set right
Nounscorrectionthe act of punishing
English > correct: 12 senses > verb 6, motion
Meaninggo down in value.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the stock market corrected"
Synonymsdecline, slump
Broaderdescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
English > correct: 12 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
Synonymsadjust, set
Narroweralign, ordinate, coordinateBring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation
attuneAdjust or accustom to
calibrate, graduate, fine-tunemake fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
citifyaccustom to urban ways / ways
depressurize, depressurise, decompressdecrease the pressure of
focus, focalize, focalise, sharpenput (an image) into focus
harmonize, harmonise, reconcileBring into consonance or accord
justifyAdjust the spaces between words
linearize, linearisemake linear or get into a linear form
match, fitmake correspond or harmonize
modulateAdjust the pitch, tone, or volume of
plumbadjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
pressurize, pressuriseincrease the pressure in or of
proportionAdjust in size relative to other things
readjust, resetAdjust again after an initial failure
regulate, modulateFix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
setset to a certain position or cause to operate correctly
synchronize, synchronise, syncmake synchronous and adjust in time or manner
temperAdjust the pitch (of pianos)
timeregulate or set the time of
timeAdjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time
trimAdjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used
tune, tune upAdjust the pitches of (musical instruments)
tune, tune upAdjust for (better) functioning
zero, zero inAdjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)
zeroAdjust (an instrument or device) to zero value
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishajustar, colocar, corregir
Catalanajustar, corregir, posar bé
Adjectivescorrectivetending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition
English > correct: 12 senses > verb 8, body
Meaningtreat a defect.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s something
Example"The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
Broadertreat, care forProvide treatment for
Spanishcorregir
Catalancorregir
Adjectivescorrectivetending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition

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