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Main Entry: 1cor·rect
Function: verb 1 a: to make or set right b: COUNTERACT, NEUTRALIZEc: to alter or adjust so as to bring to some standard or required condition 2 a: 1REBUKE, PUNISHb: to indicate the faults or errors of and show how they can be made right <correct a student's composition> - cor·rect·able /-rek-t-bl/ adjective - cor·rec·tor /-rek-tr/ noun synonymsCORRECT, RECTIFY, AMEND mean to make right. CORRECT suggests doing something that removes mistakes or merely points them out <teachers correct tests>. RECTIFY suggests changing something to make it accurate or to bring it under proper control <rectified the crowded conditions by building a new school>. AMEND suggests improving or restoring by making changes <amend the sentence so that it makes sense>.