Rectify - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrektɪfaɪ|  American pronunciation of the word rectify
Brit.  |ˈrɛktɪfʌɪ|  British pronunciation of the word rectify


- math: determine the length of
- reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities (syn: refine)
- bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one (syn: reclaim, reform, regenerate)
- set straight or right(syn: amend, remediate, remedy, repair)
- make right or correct(syn: correct, right)
- convert into direct current


The hotel management promised to rectify the problem.

...let me get the store manager, and he'll rectify the invoice for your order...

I did my best to rectify the situation, but the damage was already done.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: rectify
he/she/it: rectifies
present participle: rectifying
past tense: rectified
past participle: rectified
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