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correct

cor·rect

correct

 
 
pronunciation:
k rekt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: corrected, correcting, corrects
definition 1: to make accurate; remove mistakes from.
synonyms:
emend, emendate
similar words:
amend, edit, fix, mend, perfect, rectify, straighten out, touch up
definition 2: to show the errors of; admonish.
synonyms:
admonish, chide, rebuke, take to task
similar words:
berate, chastise, criticize, reprimand, scold
definition 3: to adjust to a standard.
The pilot corrected the flight path.
synonyms:
adjust, fix, remedy
similar words:
alter, ameliorate, mend, modify, rectify, repair, right, straighten out, true
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: without mistake or error.
the correct answer
synonyms:
accurate, right, true
antonyms:
erroneous, fallacious, false, incorrect, mistaken, wrong
similar words:
exact, faithful, perfect, precise, unerring
definition 2: conforming to a rule or standard.
correct manners
synonyms:
proper
antonyms:
improper
similar words:
appropriate, faultless, fitting, flawless, formal, legitimate, perfect, prescribed, right, straight, suitable, true
derivations: correctly (adv.), correctness (n.)
Word History
Correct comes from a Latin word that means "to make straight."
Word Builder: correct +
  • correctly:
    in the correct way.
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The word correct contains the following part:
reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight