correct

(redirected from corrects)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

correct

(Actual), adjective accepted, accurate, approved, becoming, certain, comely, conscientious, convenable, customary, decent, decorous, definite, due, established, exact, exacting, factual, faultless, fitting, fussy, gracious, impartial, impeccable, in perfect order, judicious, just right, literal, meticulous, neat, perfect, polite, precise, proper, punctilious, reasonable, regulated, repaired, restored, revised, right, scrupulous, seemly, strict, stylish, suitable, tasteful, tidy, traditional, trim, true, unerring, unmistaken, valid

correct

(Honest), adjective equitable, ethical, fair, havvng a code of conduct, having been brought up properly, havvng good upbringing, having values, just, moral, official, proper, reputable, rightful, scrupulous, true, upright

correct

(Adjust), verb alter, ameliorate, amend, appropriate, better, cure, doctor, disabuse, improve, meliorate, mend, reclaim, rectify, redress, reform, remedy, repair, touch up

correct

(Admonish), verb berate, castigate, chasten, chastise, chide, disabuse, disenchant, disillusion, enlighten, lecture, penalize, perfect, punish, put right, redress, reprehend, reprimand, reprove, scold, set right, take to task, upbraid

correct

(Review), verb amend, change, convert, edit, emend, expostulate, help, regulate, revise
See also: accurate, actual, adjust, admonish, advise, alter, ameliorate, amend, appropriate, authentic, certain, condition, cure, definite, disabuse, discipline, documentary, due, edit, emend, exact, factual, faithful, fitting, fix, help, honest, literal, meliorate, meticulous, modify, moral, official, orthodox, penalize, perfect, positive, precise, process, proper, punctilious, punish, qualify, real, rebuke, rectify, redress, reform, regular, regulate, remedy, remonstrate, renew, repair, reprehend, reprimand, resolve, restore, revise, rightful, sound, suitable, treat, true, valid
References in classic literature ?
He saw himself, stripped to the waist, with naked fists, fighting his great fight with Liverpool Red in the forecastle of the Susquehanna; and he saw the bloody deck of the John Rogers, that gray morning of attempted mutiny, the mate kicking in death-throes on the main-hatch, the revolver in the old man's hand spitting fire and smoke, the men with passion- wrenched faces, of brutes screaming vile blasphemies and falling about him - and then he returned to the central scene, calm and clean in the steadfast light, where Ruth sat and talked with him amid books and paintings; and he saw the grand piano upon which she would later play to him; and he heard the echoes of his own selected and correct words, "But then, may I not be peculiarly constituted to write?
He flushed, and stammered, "That's right, and I only wish you'd correct me every time.
I was anxious to correct my own impression, my dear lady, by comparing it with yours.
If this view is correct, no new general content needs to be added to the generalized image.
If this view is correct, a general idea differs from a vague one in a way analogous to that in which a memory-image differs from an imagination-image.
If everybody were shortsighted and obsessed with beliefs as to what was going to be visible, we might have to make the best of such testimony, but we should need to correct its errors by taking care to collect the simultaneous evidence of people with the most divergent expectations.
Just so," Betsy agreed; "one must make mistakes and correct them.
If the IRS identifies a qualification failure on examination of a qualified plan, the Audit CAP is available if the plan sponsor corrects the failure, pays a sanction, satisfies any additional requirements and signs a closing agreement with the ILLS.
The suture-suspension technique described here corrects high proximally oriented deviations of the dorsal septum and provides enough stability to resist septal cartilage memory.
5 cents per address, the solution automatically eliminates duplicate entries and corrects erroneous data, presenting customers with a list of bad addresses and their now-flaw-less counterparts.
Each individual who completes or corrects a portion of the MDS record must sign and attest to the accuracy of the portion(s) they completed.
The strong focusing muscle of the young eye corrects farsightedness without difficulty.