Synonyms for right


1. right, abstraction, abstract
usage: an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
2. right, position, place
usage: location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east; "he stood on the right"
3. right field, rightfield, right, tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel
usage: the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
4. right, right wing, faction, sect
usage: those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
5. right, right hand, hand, manus, mitt, paw
usage: the hand that is on the right side of the body; "he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left"; "hit him with quick rights to the body"
6. right, turn, turning
usage: a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east; "take a right at the corner"
7. right, rightfulness, justice, justness
usage: anything in accord with principles of justice; "he feels he is in the right"; "the rightfulness of his claim"
8. right, interest, stake
usage: (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing; "mineral rights"; "film rights"


1. right, compensate, redress, correct, change, alter, modify
usage: make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
2. right, change, alter, modify
usage: put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
3. right, change posture
usage: regain an upright or proper position; "The capsized boat righted again"
4. correct, rectify, right, change by reversal, turn, reverse
usage: make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"


1. right (vs. left), far, rightmost, right-hand(prenominal), starboard, right-handed
usage: being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; "my right hand"; "right center field"; "a right-hand turn"; "the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream"
2. 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"
3. correct, right, proper (vs. improper)
usage: socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"
4. right (vs. wrong), ethical, honorable, honourable, ethical, good, just, proper
usage: in conformance with justice or law or morality; "do the right thing and confess"
5. right (vs. wrong), correct, right-minded
usage: correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"
6. proper, right, appropriate (vs. inappropriate)
usage: appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs; "everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position"
7. right (vs. left) (vs. center), conservative, oldline, old-line, reactionary, reactionist, far-right, rightish, rightist, right-wing, conservative
usage: of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
8. right, satisfactory (vs. unsatisfactory)
usage: in or into a satisfactory condition; "things are right again now"; "put things right"
9. right(prenominal), right-hand(prenominal), right-handed (vs. left-handed) (vs. ambidextrous)
usage: intended for the right hand; "a right-hand glove"
10. 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"
11. right, perpendicular (vs. oblique) (vs. parallel)
usage: having the axis perpendicular to the base; "a right angle"
12. right(prenominal), outside (vs. inside)
usage: (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward; "the right side of the cloth showed the pattern"; "be sure your shirt is right side out"
13. good, right, ripe, opportune (vs. inopportune)
usage: most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"
14. veracious, right, accurate (vs. inaccurate)
usage: precisely accurate; "a veracious account"


1. right
usage: precisely, exactly; "stand right here!"
2. right
usage: immediately; "she called right after dinner"
3. right, flop
usage: exactly; "he fell flop on his face"
4. right
usage: toward or on the right; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the party has moved right"
5. properly, decently, decent, in good order, right, the right way
usage: in the right manner; "please do your job properly!"; "can't you carry me decent?"
6. right, right on
usage: an interjection expressing agreement
7. right
usage: completely; "she felt right at home"; "he fell right into the trap"
8. mighty, mightily, powerful, right
usage: (Southern regional intensive) very; to a great degree; "the baby is mighty cute"; "he's mighty tired"; "it is powerful humid"; "that boy is powerful big now"; "they have a right nice place"; "they rejoiced mightily"
9. justly, right
usage: in accordance with moral or social standards; "that serves him right"; "do right by him"
10. correctly, right, aright
usage: in an accurate manner; "the flower had been correctly depicted by his son"; "he guessed right"
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