HyperDic: rectify

English > 6 senses of the word rectify:
VERBcommunicationrectify(math) determine the length of
changerectify, refinereduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state
changerectify, reform, reclaim, regeneratebring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
changerectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amendset straight or right
changerectify, correct, rightmake right or correct
changerectifyconvert into direct current
rectify > pronunciation
Soundsreh'ktahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > rectify: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaning(math) determine the length of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"rectify a curve"
Broaderdetermine, find, find out, ascertainEstablish after a calculation, investigation, experiment / experiment, survey, or study
Nounsrectificationdetermination of the length of a curve
English > rectify: 6 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningReduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymrefine
Broaderpurify, sublimate, make pure, distillRemove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
Spanishrefinar
Catalanrefinar
Nounsrectification(chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation
English > rectify: 6 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsreform, reclaim, regenerate
Narrowermoralize, moraliseimprove the morals of
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Similar toreform, straighten out, see the lightchange for the better
Catalanreformar, regenerar
Nounsrectificationthe act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake
English > rectify: 6 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningSet straight or right.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "rectify the inequities in salaries"
Synonymsremediate, remedy, repair, amend
Broadercorrect, rectify, rightmake right or correct
Spanishmodificar, rectificar, recuperar, reformar, remediar
Catalanesmenar, rectificar
Nounsrectificationthe act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake
rectifiera person who corrects or sets right
English > rectify: 6 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningmake right or correct.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "rectify the calculation"
Synonymscorrect, 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
Nounsrectificationthe act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake
English > rectify: 6 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningconvert into direct current.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"rectify alternating current"
Broaderchange, exchange, commute, convertExchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
Spanishrectificar
Nounsrectificationthe conversion of alternating current to direct current

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