What does correct mean?

Definitions for correct
kəˈrɛktcor·rect

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word correct.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. correct, rightadjective

    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"

  2. correct, rightadjective

    socially right or correct

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

  3. correct, rightadjective

    in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure

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

  4. right, correctverb

    correct in opinion or judgment

    "time proved him right"

  5. correct, rectify, rightverb

    make right or correct

    "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"

  6. right, compensate, redress, correctverb

    make reparations or amends for

    "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

  7. chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correctverb

    censure severely

    "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

  8. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even upverb

    adjust for

    "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

  9. discipline, correct, sort outverb

    punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

    "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

  10. decline, slump, correctverb

    go down in value

    "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"

  11. adjust, set, correctverb

    alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

    "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

  12. correctverb

    treat a defect

    "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

Wiktionary

  1. correctverb

    To make something that was not valid become right. To remove error.

    He corrected the position of the book on the mantle.

  2. correctverb

    To grade (examination papers).

  3. correctverb

    To inform (someone) of the latter's error.

    It's rude to correct your parents.

  4. correctadjective

    Free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth.

  5. correctadjective

    With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Correctadjective

    set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth, rectitude, or propriety, or to a just standard; not faulty or imperfect; free from error; as, correct behavior; correct views

  2. Correctverb

    to make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles

  3. Correctverb

    to remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend; to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to mark upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the type the changes so marked)

  4. Correctverb

    to bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to discipline; as, a child should be corrected for lying

  5. Correctverb

    to counteract the qualities of one thing by those of another; -- said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to correct the acidity of the stomach by alkaline preparations

Freebase

  1. Correct

    Correct is an unincorporated community in Ripley County, Indiana, United States. Correct is located on U.S. Route 421, 4.5 miles south-southwest of Versailles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Correct

    kor-ekt′, v.t. to make right: to remove faults: to punish: to counterbalance: to bring into a normal state.—adj. made right or straight: free from faults: true.—adjs. Correct′able, Correct′ible.—adv. Correct′ly.—n. Correc′tion, amendment: punishment: bodily chastisement.—adjs. Correc′tional, Correct′ive, tending, or having the power, to correct.—ns. Correc′tioner (Shak.), one who administers correction; Correct′ive, that which corrects; Correct′ness; Correct′or, he who, or that which, corrects: a director or governor.—adj. Correct′ory, corrective.—Under correction, subject to correction—often used as a formal expression of deference to a superior authority. [L. corrigĕre, correctumcor, inten., regĕre, to rule.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correct' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1885

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correct' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1144

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correct' in Verbs Frequency: #754

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correct' in Adjectives Frequency: #227

How to pronounce correct?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of correct in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of correct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of correct in a Sentence

  1. Hyla Hanson:

    We need to learn how to keep the dog from barking, without getting angry or upset, because it manifests in the dog, those are some of the behavioral issues we have to work through in ourselves, not to get angry, and learn how to correct, and then just move on without holding a grudge, and knowing not to take it personally.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I don’t think Orlando was a mistake at all, i ’m saying what everyone else is saying and thinking. The problem is everyone wants to be politically correct, and you ca n’t be politically correct because these people are after our country, they’re after our lives.

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    We cannot tell, at first sight, who is correct or wrong, because we are all caught up in a different perceptive, views and opinions.

  4. Jerome Corsi:

    I know my motivation is to tell the truth. And I will affirm that what is in the indictment about me is accurate. And I will affirm that if asked to in court, so that means that Jerome Corsis're willing to testify against Roger Stone, theoretically, if need be. Jerome Corsis will affirm that the -- what's in the indictment is correct ?

  5. Jeanette Seaver:

    We find it critical to hear more than one side of a story and more importantly, not to squelch a writer's right to be heard, when speakers are shouted down or even assaulted on campuses simply for having a different point of view, journalists are banned from press conferences and truth is too often dismissed as 'fake news,' we as publishers prefer to give voice to a respected writer and filmmaker, rather than bow to the politically correct pressures of the modern world.

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