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

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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. Habil Khorakiwala:

    There were no serious observations, we are dealing with those observations and we would be able to respond and correct all of them in next three-four months.

  2. Ren Zhengfei:

    Wave after wave of severe U.S. sanctions against Huawei has led us to finally understand, certain American politicians want to kill us, not just correct us.

  3. Michael Kosinski:

    There is a large chance that he will either correct his ways or simply fail to get it anyway.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    President Obama has hoped that being more open to China would make them a more responsible nation. It has not worked. We can no longer succumb to the illusion that more dialogue with China's current rulers will narrow the gap in values and interests that separates us, our nominee must have a plan to correct U.S.-China relations.

  5. Allen Sawyer:

    Were very confident that if the jury had the correct information, they would have (come) to a different conclusion, ive never had a case that so much evidence has been excluded. We wanted the truth to come out and were going to keep fighting.

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