Synonyms for correct


1. correct, rectify, right, change by reversal, turn, reverse
usage: make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
2. right, compensate, redress, correct, change, alter, modify
usage: make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
3. chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast
usage: censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
4. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up, balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise
usage: adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
5. discipline, correct, sort out, punish, penalize, penalise
usage: punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
6. decline, slump, correct, descend, fall, go down, come down
usage: go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"
7. adjust, set, correct, change, alter, modify
usage: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
8. correct, treat, care for
usage: treat a defect; "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"


1. correct (vs. incorrect), right (vs. wrong), accurate, exact, precise, letter-perfect, word-perfect, straight, accurate, proper, true
usage: 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, right, proper (vs. improper)
usage: socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
3. correct, right, proper (vs. improper)
usage: in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"
4. right (vs. wrong), correct, right-minded
usage: correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"
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