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, right(adj)

    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, right(adj)

    socially right or correct

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

  3. correct, right(adj)

    in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure

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

  4. right, correct(verb)

    correct in opinion or judgment

    "time proved him right"

  5. correct, rectify, right(verb)

    make right or correct

    "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"

  6. right, compensate, redress, correct(verb)

    make reparations or amends for

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

  7. chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct(verb)

    censure severely

    "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

  8. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up(verb)

    adjust for

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

  9. discipline, correct, sort out(verb)

    punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

    "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

  10. decline, slump, correct(verb)

    go down in value

    "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"

  11. adjust, set, 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"

  12. correct(verb)

    treat a defect

    "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

Wiktionary

  1. correct(Verb)

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

    He corrected the position of the book on the mantle.

  2. correct(Verb)

    To grade (examination papers).

  3. correct(Verb)

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

    It's rude to correct your parents.

  4. correct(Adjective)

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

  5. correct(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Correct(adj)

    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. Correct(verb)

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

  3. Correct(verb)

    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. Correct(verb)

    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. Correct(verb)

    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.]

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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say correct in sign language?

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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. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    I disagree with the Court's ruling and believe they have once again erred in trying to correct the mistakes made by President President Barack Obama and Congress in forcing Obamacare on the American people, i remain committed to repealing this bad law and replacing it with my consumer-centered plan that puts patients and families back in control of their health care decisions.

  2. Orlando A. Battista:

    An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.

  3. Ralph Caputo:

    He may take a day to look at The New Jersey bill and review The New Jersey bill with the attorney general and make sure The New Jersey bill’s technically correct.

  4. Albert Wu:

    We're asking people to manage without data, so, for example, I do not know what proportion of my diagnoses are correct. There's no feedback mechanism that I get at any point in the system about whether or not I got the most appropriate test that would allow me to make the diagnosis, and there's no one keeping track of whether or not I did make the right diagnosis.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    It is correct that the infections are going to go up. Our job is to make sure it doesn't do the maximum peak and actually blunts. Within that blunt there will be many new infections. We want to make sure we don't get to that really bad peak.

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