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Meaning & Definition of Correct in English

English

Correct

/kərɛkt/

verb

1. Make right or correct

  • "Correct the mistakes"
  • "Rectify the calculation"
    synonym:
  • correct
  • ,
  • rectify
  • ,
  • right

2. Make reparations or amends for

  • "Right a wrongs done to the victims of the holocaust"
    synonym:
  • right
  • ,
  • compensate
  • ,
  • redress
  • ,
  • correct

3. Censure severely

  • "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
    synonym:
  • chastise
  • ,
  • castigate
  • ,
  • objurgate
  • ,
  • chasten
  • ,
  • correct

4. Adjust for

  • "Engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
    synonym:
  • compensate
  • ,
  • counterbalance
  • ,
  • correct
  • ,
  • make up
  • ,
  • even out
  • ,
  • even off
  • ,
  • even up

5. Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

  • "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
    synonym:
  • discipline
  • ,
  • correct
  • ,
  • sort out

6. Go down in value

  • "The stock market corrected"
  • "Prices slumped"
    synonym:
  • decline
  • ,
  • slump
  • ,
  • correct

7. Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

  • "Adjust the clock, please"
  • "Correct the alignment of the front wheels"
    synonym:
  • adjust
  • ,
  • set
  • ,
  • correct

8. Treat a defect

  • "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
    synonym:
  • correct

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • correct
  • ,
  • right

2. Socially right or correct

  • "It isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"
  • "Correct behavior"
    synonym:
  • correct
  • ,
  • right

3. In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure

  • "What's the right word for this?"
  • "The right way to open oysters"
    synonym:
  • correct
  • ,
  • right

4. Correct in opinion or judgment

  • "Time proved him right"
    synonym:
  • right
  • ,
  • correct

Examples of using

I hope they're all correct.
I hope they're all correct.
Complete with the correct form of the verb.