Correct - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kəˈrekt|  American pronunciation of the word correct
Brit.  |kəˈrekt|  British pronunciation of the word correct


- make right or correct (syn: rectify, right)
- make reparations or amends for (syn: compensate, redress, right)
- censure severely (syn: castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate)
- adjust for (syn: compensate, counterbalance, make up)
engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
- punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience (syn: discipline, sort out)
- go down in value (syn: decline, slump)
the stock market corrected
- alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard (syn: adjust, set)
correct the alignment of the front wheels
- treat a defect
The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia


- socially right or correct (syn: right)
correct behavior
- in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure (syn: right)

Extra examples

I hate it when she corrects my grammar.

Please correct your essay for punctuation errors.

Our teacher hasn't finished correcting our tests yet.

He corrects papers with a red pen.

We are finding ways to correct this difficult situation.

We'll correct the problem with the circuit as soon as possible.

These medicines are used for correcting chemical imbalances in the brain.

What's the correct answer to this question?

Her watch never tells the correct time.

Did I give you the correct change?

With the correct amount of water and sunlight, the plant will grow well.

If I speak incorrectly, you can correct me.

If my calculations are correct, we're about 10 miles from Exeter.

Score one point for each correct answer.

You are absolutely correct, the Missouri is the longest river in the US.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: correct
he/she/it: corrects
present participle: correcting
past tense: corrected
past participle: corrected
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