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rectify

rec·ti·fy

rectify

 
pronunciation:
rek tih faI
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rectified, rectifies, rectifying
definition 1: to put right or correct (a bad situation, injustice, or the like); remedy.
She knew she'd made a bad decision, and she hoped to rectify it.
synonyms:
amend, remedy, repair, right
similar words:
adjust, ameliorate, correct, fix, improve, mend, redress, square, straighten
definition 2: to make a perfect adjustment or calibration of (something).
similar words:
adjust, align, balance, calibrate, correct, focus, regulate, square, tune
definition 3: in chemistry, to purify (a substance) by carefully repeated distillations.
definition 4: to convert (alternating electrical current) into direct current.
derivations: rectifiable (adj.), rectification (n.)
Word Parts
The word rectify contains the following part:
reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight