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cor·rect

correct

 
 
pronunciation:
k rekt
parts of speech:
verb, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (verb, adjective), Word History, Word Builder, Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: corrects, correcting, corrected
definition: to fix the mistakes in; change to make right.
She corrected the report before she gave it to her supervisor.
similar words:
edit, fix, mend, perfect, touch up
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part of speech: adjective
definition: with no mistakes.
The student gave the correct answer.
synonyms:
accurate, right
antonyms:
false, wrong
similar words:
exact, faithful, perfect, precise
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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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