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right

pronunciation:
raIt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
by rights, in one's own right, right and left, right off, right away
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: righter, rightest
definition 1: in accordance with what is fair and morally good.
Helping her was the right thing to do.
synonyms:
fair, good, honest, just, righteous, upright, virtuous
antonyms:
wrong
similar words:
aboveboard, equitable, square, straight, true, valid
definition 2: conforming with justice, law, or social standards.
It's not right to sign someone else's name on a document like that.Do you know the right way to address a senator?
synonyms:
conventional, correct, fair, lawful, legitimate, proper, true
antonyms:
unjust, wrong
similar words:
aboveboard, acceptable, normal, regular, rightful, seemly, usual
definition 3: in accordance with fact, logic, or reason; true; correct.
All her test answers were right.
synonyms:
accurate, correct, just, legitimate, sound, true, valid
antonyms:
incorrect, mistaken, wrong
similar words:
good, logical, rational, reasonable, sane
definition 4: outwardly facing; outer; front; main.
This is not the right side of the quilt; the quilt is upside down.
synonyms:
anterior, exterior, external, front, outward
antonyms:
wrong
similar words:
outer, outside
definition 5: appropriate; suitable; desirable.
The new curtains were just right in that room.I could not find the right words for the situation.
synonyms:
appropriate, deserved, favorable, fitting, good, proper, seemly, suitable
antonyms:
unsuitable, wrong
similar words:
best, convenient, desirable, ideal, just, meet, merited, perfect, pleasing, possible, ripe, well
definition 6: in good mental, psychological, or physical condition; healthy.
He is not right in the head.
synonyms:
healthy, normal, rational, sane, sound, whole
similar words:
clearheaded, fit, good
definition 7: of, located on, or pertaining to the side of the human body that is opposite the side where the heart is located or to the side of any other thing that is in this same relative position. (Cf. left1.)
Most people use their right hand to eat with and write with.
synonyms:
dexter, dextral, right-hand
antonyms:
left
similar words:
lateral, side
definition 8: (often cap.) of or pertaining to conservative political views and those who hold them. (Cf. left1.)
synonyms:
reactionary, right-wing
antonyms:
left, left-wing, leftist
similar words:
conservative, fascist, square, ultraconservative
definition 9: in geometry, having the axis at a ninety-degree angle to the base.
a right cone
synonyms:
perpendicular, square
antonyms:
inclined
similar words:
upright, vertical
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which is just, fair, or morally correct.
synonyms:
equity, good, morality, virtue
antonyms:
injustice, wrong
definition 2: the side of the human body opposite the heart.
antonyms:
left
definition 3: a turn or orientation toward this side.
Make a right at the next corner.
definition 4: (sometimes pl.) that which is due to a person naturally or legally.
synonyms:
birthright, freedom, prerogative, privilege, title
similar words:
claim, liberty, power
definition 5: that which conforms with logic, reason, or fact.
synonyms:
logic, rationality, reality, reason, soundness, truth, veracity, verity
definition 6: the quality or condition of being proper or correct (usu. prec. by the).
She always thinks she's in the right.
antonyms:
wrong
definition 7: something situated on the right side.
definition 8: (cap.) those who tend toward conservative political views and resist changes to existing economic or social conditions (usu. prec. by the).
synonyms:
conservatives, reactionaries
antonyms:
left
phrase: by rights
phrase: in one's own right
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: directly; straight.
He walked right toward me.
synonyms:
directly, straight
similar words:
direct, flush, full
definition 2: without delay; immediately.
They went right home.
synonyms:
forthwith, immediately, instantly, straightaway
similar words:
direct, instanter, on the double, pronto, quick
definition 3: to a large degree; completely.
The wind blew the roof right off.
synonyms:
absolutely, altogether, completely, sheer, totally
similar words:
in toto, plumb, properly, quite
definition 4: exactly.
right on the edge
synonyms:
absolutely, directly, exactly, just, precisely
similar words:
plumb
definition 5: correctly; accurately.
Did you guess right?
synonyms:
accurately, correctly, properly
antonyms:
wrong
similar words:
straight
definition 6: properly; lawfully.
She treats him right.
synonyms:
by the book, lawfully, legally, legitimately, properly
antonyms:
wrong
similar words:
according to Hoyle
definition 7: on or in the direction of the right.
We turned right at the stop sign.
antonyms:
left
similar words:
clockwise
phrase: right and left
phrase: right off
phrase: right away
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: righted, righting, rights
definition 1: to place in or restore to an upright position.
She righted her chair.
synonyms:
erect, raise, stand, upend, upright
antonyms:
capsize, overturn, topple
similar words:
rise, straighten
definition 2: to place in or restore to the proper order, position, or condition.
He righted the papers.
synonyms:
adjust, correct, remedy, repair, replace, restore, square, straighten, true
similar words:
even, fix
definition 3: to redress; correct.
They tried to right the years of mistreatment.
synonyms:
rectify, redress, remedy, repair, restore, square, straighten
similar words:
adjust, correct
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to return to an upright or proper position.
The heavy sea kept the boat from righting.
synonyms:
erect, stand
antonyms:
capsize
similar words:
come up, rise, upend, uprise
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Are you looking for the word write? Right and write sound alike but have different meanings. The 'W' is silent in the word write.
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