Dictionary Results for correct


1. correct - verb

· make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"

Synonym(s): rectify, right

Hypernym(s): change_by_reversal, turn, reverse

Antonym(s): falsify




2. correct - verb

· make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

Synonym(s): right, compensate, redress

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




3. correct - verb

· censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

Synonym(s): chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten

Hypernym(s): call_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, lambast




4. correct - verb

· adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

Synonym(s): compensate, counterbalance, make_up, even_out, even_off, even_up

Hypernym(s): balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise




5. correct - verb

· punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

Synonym(s): discipline, sort_out

Hypernym(s): punish, penalize, penalise




6. correct - verb

· go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"

Synonym(s): decline, slump

Hypernym(s): descend, fall, go_down, come_down




7. correct - 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"

Synonym(s): adjust, set

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




8. correct - verb

· treat a defect; "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

Hypernym(s): treat, care_for




9. correct - 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"

Synonym(s): right

Antonym(s): incorrect




10. correct - adjective

· socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"

Synonym(s): right




11. correct - adjective

· in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"

Synonym(s): right




12. correct - adjective

· correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"

Synonym(s): right





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