What does correct mean?

Definitions for correct
kəˈrɛktcor·rect

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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Correctadjective

    Revised or finished with exactness; free from faults.

    Etymology: correctus, Latin.

    What verse can do, he has perform’d in this,
    Which he presumes the most correct of his. John Dryden, Aur. Prol.

    Always use the most correct editions: various readings will be only troublesome where the sense and language is complete. Henry Felton, on the Classicks.

  2. To CORRECTverb

    Etymology: corrigo correctum, Latin.

    Sad accidents, and a state of affliction, is a school of virtue it corrects levity, and interrupts the confidence of sinning. Tayl.

    After he has once been corrected for a lie, you must be sure never after to pardon it in him. John Locke, on Education.

    Children being to be restrained by the parents only in vicious things, a look or nod only ought to correct them, when they do amiss. John Locke, on Education.

    This is a defect in the first make of some men’s minds, which can scarce ever be corrected afterwards, either by learning or age. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth, Preface.

    Correcting nature, from what actually she is in individuals, to what she ought to be, and what she was created. Dryden.

    I writ, because it amused me; I corrected, because it was as pleasant to me to correct as to write. Alexander Pope, Preface.

    The mind may cool, and be at leisure to attend to its domestick concern: to consider what habit wants to be corrected, and what inclination to be subdued. John Rogers, Sermons.

    As in habitual gout or stone,
    The only thing that can be done,
    Is to correct your drink and diet,
    And keep the inward foe in quiet. Matthew Prior.

    In cases of acidity, water is the proper drink: its quality of relaxing may be corrected by boiling it with some animal substances; as ivory or hartshorn. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

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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  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. J. Bert Freeman:

    Whenever you try so hard to be right, make sure that you are also correct.

  2. Naftali Bennett:

    The fact that the entire world says something does not mean it is correct

  3. Carlos Alzugaray:

    Maybe he published that in his book because he believed it to be politically correct.

  4. James Comey:

    Correct, the counterintelligence investigation is the FBI's business.

  5. Micah Goodman:

    The foundational idea of The Talmud is to always listen to two sides of the argument, the Talmud admires people who ask' why are we wrong ?' Thinking only one side, or only your side, is correct is anti-intellectual.

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