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Definition of "correct" []

  • To remove the errors or mistakes from. (verb-transitive)
  • To indicate or mark the errors in. (verb-transitive)
  • To punish for the purpose of improving or reforming. (verb-transitive)
  • To remove, remedy, or counteract (a malfunction, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To adjust so as to meet a required standard or condition: correct the wheel alignment on a car. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "correct" in a sentence
  • "_substantially_ correct, she neither declared nor implied that they were not taught in a manner absolutely correct, but ... as all who believe that they are set forth in a manner _absolutely correct_, believe, necessarily, that they are taught in a manner _substantially_ correct; for that which is absolute embraces that which is substantial and something more; she simply makes an affirmation, so far as two classes"
  • "Of course, "Survivor: Panama Exile Island" -- let me get the title correct -- is going to make its premier tomorrow night on CBS."
  • "I was off sick on Wednesday and went to the doctor, who told me I have -- let me get the term correct -- "bullous myringit, is.""