Associations to the word «Correct»


CORRECT, adjective. Free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth.
CORRECT, adjective. With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.
CORRECT, verb. (transitive) To make something that was not valid become right. To remove error.
CORRECT, verb. (by extension) (transitive) To grade (examination papers).
CORRECT, verb. (transitive) To inform (someone) of the latter's error.

Dictionary definition

CORRECT, verb. Make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation".
CORRECT, verb. Make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust".
CORRECT, verb. Censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks".
CORRECT, verb. Adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance".
CORRECT, verb. Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently".
CORRECT, verb. Go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped".
CORRECT, verb. Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels".
CORRECT, verb. Treat a defect; "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia".
CORRECT, adjective. 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".
CORRECT, adjective. Socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior".
CORRECT, adjective. In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters".
CORRECT, adjective. Correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right".

Wise words

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Oliver Wendell Holmes