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Definition 1: set straight or right - [verb of change]

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

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

Synonyms for rectify in the sense of this definition

(rectify is a kind of ...) make right or correct

"Correct the mistakes" "rectify the calculation"

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

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

  • Correct the mistakes
  • rectify the calculation

Synonyms for rectify in the sense of this definition

(rectify 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 rectify ) set straight or right

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

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

"debug this program"

Definition 3: reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities - [verb of change]

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

  • refine sugar

Synonyms for rectify in the sense of this definition

(rectify is a kind of ...) remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation

"purify the water"

Definition 4: convert into direct current - [verb of change]

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

  • rectify alternating current

(rectify is a kind of ...) exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category

"Could you convert my dollars into pounds?" "He changed his name" "convert centimeters into inches" "convert holdings into shares"

Definition 5: bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one - [verb of change]

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

  • The Church reformed me
  • reform your conduct

Synonyms for rectify in the sense of this definition

(rectify 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 rectify ) improve the morals of

(rectify has a similar meaning as ...) change for the better

"The lazy student promised to reform" "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"

Definition 6: math: determine the length of - [verb of communication]

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

  • rectify a curve

(rectify is a kind of ...) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

"find the product of two numbers" "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

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