Correct 1Definition: 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
Correct 2Definition: To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct
Correct 3Definition: To remove or retrench the
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).
Correct 4Definition: To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in
morals; to reprove or punish for
deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to discipline; as, a child should be corrected for lying.
Correct 5Definition: 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
treat a defect; "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
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"
correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"
socially right or correct; "it isn''t right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what''s the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"