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Definition 1: treat a defect - [verb of body]

Samples where correct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia

(correct is a kind of ...) provide treatment for

"The doctor treated my broken leg" "The nurses cared for the bomb victims" "The patient must be treated right away or she will die" "Treat the infection with antibiotics"

Definition 2: make right or correct - [verb of change]

Samples where correct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Correct the mistakes
  • rectify the calculation

Synonyms for correct in the sense of this definition

(correct is a kind of ...) change to the contrary

"The trend was reversed" "the tides turned against him" "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"

(... is a kind of correct ) set straight or right

"remedy these deficiencies" "rectify the inequities in salaries" "repair an oversight"

(... is a kind of correct ) locate and correct errors in a computer program code

"debug this program"

Definition 3: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard - [verb of change]

Samples where correct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Adjust the clock, please
  • correct the alignment of the front wheels

Synonyms for correct in the sense of this definition

(correct is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of correct ) fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of

"regulate the temperature" "modulate the pitch"

(... is a kind of correct ) put (an image) into focus

"Please focus the image; we cannot enjoy the movie"

(... is a kind of correct ) make synchronous and adjust in time or manner

"Let's synchronize our efforts"

(... is a kind of correct ) increase the pressure in or of

"The captain will pressurize the cabin for the passengers' comfort"

(... is a kind of correct ) decrease the pressure of

"depressurize the cabin in the air plane"

(... is a kind of correct ) make correspond or harmonize

"Match my sweater"

(... is a kind of correct ) adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical

(... is a kind of correct ) bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation

"align the wheels of my car" "ordinate similar parts"

(... is a kind of correct ) bring into consonance or accord

"harmonize one's goals with one's abilities"

(... is a kind of correct ) make linear or get into a linear form

"a catalyst linearizes polyethylene"

(... is a kind of correct ) adjust the spaces between words

"justify the margins"

(... is a kind of correct ) set to a certain position or cause to operate correctly

"set clocks or instruments"

(... is a kind of correct ) regulate or set the time of

"time the clock"

(... is a kind of correct ) adjust or accustom to; bring into harmony with

(... is a kind of correct ) adjust in size relative to other things

(... is a kind of correct ) adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of

(... is a kind of correct ) adjust the pitch (of pianos)

(... is a kind of correct ) adjust the pitches of (musical instruments)

"My piano needs to be tuned"

(... is a kind of correct ) make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

"calibrate an instrument" "graduate a cylinder"

(... is a kind of correct ) adjust for (better) functioning

"tune the engine"

(... is a kind of correct ) adjust so that a force is applied and an action occurs at the desired time

"The good player times his swing so as to hit the ball squarely"

(... is a kind of correct ) adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used

(... is a kind of correct ) adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)

"He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"

(... is a kind of correct ) adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value

(... is a kind of correct ) adjust again after an initial failure

(... is a kind of correct ) accustom to urban ways

"Immigration will citify the country?"

Definition 4: censure severely - [verb of communication]

Samples where correct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks

Synonyms for correct in the sense of this definition

(correct is a kind of ...) censure severely or angrily

"The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car" "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister" "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"

(... is a kind of correct ) criticize harshly, usually via an electronic medium

"the person who posted an inflammatory message got flamed"

Definition 5: go down in value - [verb of motion]

Samples where correct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the stock market corrected
  • prices slumped

Synonyms for correct in the sense of this definition

(correct is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Samples where correct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently

Synonyms for correct in the sense of this definition

(correct is a kind of ...) impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on

"The students were penalized for showing up late for class" "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"

Samples where correct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

Synonyms for correct in the sense of this definition

(correct is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of correct ) make excessive corrections for fear of making an error

(... is a kind of correct ) make amends for

"expiate one's sins"

Definition 8: adjust for - [verb of stative]

Samples where correct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance

Synonyms for correct in the sense of this definition

(correct is a kind of ...) bring into balance or equilibrium

"She has to balance work and her domestic duties" "balance the two weights"

(... is a kind of correct ) compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance

"I resent having to carry her all the time"

(... is a kind of correct ) make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities

"he is compensating for being a bad father"

Definition 9: free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where correct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the correct answer
  • the correct version
  • the right answer
  • took the right road
  • the right decision

Synonyms for correct in the sense of this definition

(correct is similar to ...) (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct

"a precise image" "a precise measurement"

(correct is similar to ...) correct to the last detail; especially being in or following the exact words

"a letter-perfect rendition of the soliloquy" "she was word-perfect in her part"

(correct is similar to ...) following a correct or logical method

"straight reasoning"

(means also ...) conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy

"an accurate reproduction" "the accounting was accurate" "accurate measurements" "an accurate scale"

(means also ...) marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

"proper medical treatment" "proper manners"

(means also ...) consistent with fact or reality; not false

"the story is true" "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true" "the true meaning of the statement"

(... are attributes of correct) conformity to fact or truth

Definition 10: correct in opinion or judgment - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where correct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • time proved him right

Synonyms for correct in the sense of this definition

(correct is similar to ...) disposed toward or having views based on what is right

"respect for law which every right-minded citizen ought to have"

Definition 11: socially right or correct - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where correct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye
  • correct behavior

Synonyms for correct in the sense of this definition

(correct is similar to ...) marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

"proper medical treatment" "proper manners"

Definition 12: in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where correct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what's the right word for this?
  • the right way to open oysters

Synonyms for correct in the sense of this definition

(correct is similar to ...) marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

"proper medical treatment" "proper manners"

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