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, 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, even out, even off, even up, balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise
- usage: adjust or make up 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"
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- 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"