correct
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kəˈɹɛkt/
Adjective

correct

  1. Free from error; true; accurate.
  2. With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Interjection
  1. (India) Used to indicate acknowledgement or acceptance.
    Synonyms: OK
Verb

correct (corrects, present participle correcting; past and past participle corrected)

  1. (transitive) To make something that was wrong become right; to remove error from.
    • 2012, Christoper Zara, Tortured Artists: From Picasso and Monroe to Warhol and Winehouse, the Twisted Secrets of the World's Most Creative Minds, part 1, chapter 1, gbooks :
      Her millions of adoring fans had yet to hear her speak, and when she finally did, she sounded more like a sailor than a starlet, spewing a profanity-laced, G-dropping Brooklynese that no amount of dialect coaching could correct.
    The navigator corrected the course of the ship.
  2. (by extension, transitive) To grade (examination papers).
  3. (transitive) To inform (someone) of their error.
    It's rude to correct your parents.
  4. (transitive) To discipline; to punish.
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