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)
- punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience (syn: discipline, sort out)
- go down in value (syn: decline, slump)
- alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard (syn: adjust, set)
- treat a defect
- socially right or correct (syn: right)
- in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure (syn: right)

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.

an anatomically correct drawing of the human body

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.

Word forms

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