correct

correct
I UK [kəˈrekt] / US adjective ***
1) right according to the facts, with no mistakes

The first person to give the correct answer wins the contest.

Make sure you use the correct address.

a) right according to your opinion or judgment of a situation

If my calculations are correct, we should arrive in exactly 17 minutes.

a correct diagnosis

b) right according to the established rules or ways of doing something

a grammatically correct sentence

2) [not usually before noun] behaving in a way that is considered socially right or polite

My father was always very formal and correct.


Derived word:
correctly
adverb

She guessed my age correctly.


They refused, quite correctly, to give us this information.


II UK [kəˈrekt] / US verb
Word forms "correct":
present tense I/you/we/they correct he/she/it corrects present participle correcting past tense corrected past participle corrected
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1)
a) [transitive] to show that something is wrong, and make it right

I want to correct this false impression that people have of me.

b) to tell someone that what they have said is not right or true

I started to correct him, then realized there was no point.

correct yourself:

"I'm seventeen. No," she corrected herself. "I'm eighteen now."

2) [transitive] to deal with a technical or medical problem, in order to make something work in the way that it should

She had surgery to correct a defect in her left eye.

We need to correct the imbalance in men and women's pay.

3) [transitive] to look at a piece of writing and make marks showing where the mistakes are

She sat correcting the students' homework.

4) [intransitive] to change calculations or measurements so that they become more accurate
correct for:

To give an accurate figure, you will need to correct for inflation.

See:

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • correct — correct, e [ kɔrɛkt ] adj. • 1512; lat. correctus, de corrigere → corriger 1 ♦ Qui respecte les règles, dans un domaine déterminé. Phrase grammaticalement correcte. « Je lui dois [à Fontanes] ce qu il y a de correct dans mon style »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • correct — vb 1 Correct, rectify, emend, remedy, redress, amend, reform, revise mean to set or make right something which is wrong. One corrects something which is inaccurate, untrue, or imperfect or which contains errors, faults, or defects, when one by… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • correct — correct, ecte (ko rrèkt, rrè kt ; le ct se prononce ; Chifflet, Gramm. p. 208, l indique dans le XVIIe s. ; le pluriel se prononce comme au singulier : des auteurs corrects et élégants, dites : des auteurs ko rrè kt et élégants ; mais comment… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • correct — Correct, [corr]ecte. adj. Où il n y a point de fautes. Il se dit de l escriture, & du langage. Ce livre est fort correct. il en fit faire une copie correcte. son langage, son discours, son style est fort correct. cette phrase est correcte, n est… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • correct — UK US /kəˈrekt/ verb ► [I or T] if prices, values, etc. correct or correct themselves, they change and become more normal after a period of being too high, too low, etc.: »The market is positioned to correct and that is what s happening. »Experts …   Financial and business terms

  • Correct — Cor*rect (k[^o]r*r[e^]kt ), a. [L. correctus, p. p. of corrigere to make straight, to correct; cor + regere to lead straight: cf. F. correct. See {Regular}, {Right}, and cf. {Escort}.] Set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • correct — CORRECT, ECTE. adj. Où il n y a point de fautes. Il se dit De l écriture et du langage. Ce Livre est fort correct. Il en fit faire une copie correcte. Son langage, son discours, son style est fort correct. Cette phrase est correcte, n est pas… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Correct — Cor*rect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corrected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Correcting}.] 1. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles. [1913 Webster] This is a defect in the first… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • correct — [kə rekt′] vt. [ME correcten < L correctus, pp. of corrigere < com , together + regere, to lead straight, rule: see RECKON] 1. to make right; change from wrong to right; remove errors from 2. to point out or mark the errors or faults of 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • correct — [adj1] accurate, exact according to Hoyle*, actual, amen*, appropriate, cooking with gas*, dead on*, equitable, factual, faithful, faultless, flawless, for sure, free of error, impeccable, just, legitimate, nice, okay, on target*, on the ball*,… …   New thesaurus

  • correct — (v.) mid 14c., to set right, rectify (a fault or error), from L. correctus, pp. of corrigere to put straight, reduce to order, set right; in transf. use, to reform, amend, especially of speech or writing, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

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