Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
correct /kə'rekt/
  • tính từ
    • đúng, chính xác
      • if my memory is correct: nếu tôi nhớ đúng
    • đúng đắn, được hợp, phải, phải lối
    • to di (say) the correct thing
      • làm (nói) đúng lúc
    • làm (nói) điều phải
    • ngoại động từ
      • sửa, sửa chữa, sửa chữa đúng, hiệu chỉnh
        • to correct a bad habit: sửa một thói xấu
        • to correct one's watch by...: hiệu chỉnh lại đồng hồ theo..., lấy lại đồng hồ theo...
      • khiển trách, trách mắng; trừng phạt, trừng trị
        • to correct a child for disobedience: trừng phạt đứa bé không vâng lời
      • làm mất tác hại (của cái gì)
    Concise Dictionary
    +make right or correct
    +make reparations or amends for
    +censure severely
    +adjust for
    +punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
    +go down in value
    +alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    +treat a defect
    +free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
    +socially right or correct
    +in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
    +correct in opinion or judgment

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 right, set or put right, amend, redress, rectify, remedy, repair, fix; cure:
    A good mechanic will be able to correct the faults in the engine.
    2 scold, admonish, rebuke, reprimand, berate, chide, reprove; censure, blame:
    You mustn't correct people for their bad manners.
    3 punish, chastise, chasten, discipline, castigate:
    The boys were corrected for swearing at the teacher.
    4 reverse, offset, counteract, counterbalance, neutralize, nullify, make up for, annul, cancel; adjust, change, modify:
    Adding this fertilizer should correct the acid content of the soil.
    5 mark, grade:
    The exam papers haven't yet been corrected.
    6 proper, decorous, decent, appropriate, suitable, fit, right, meet, fitting, befitting, apt, de rigueur, comme il faut, Old-fashioned Brit tickety-boo:
    I have found her behaviour correct at all times.
    7 conventional, established, set, standard, normal, orthodox, approved, in order, de rigueur, comme il faut, usual, natural, customary, traditional, done, right, Old-fashioned Brit tickety-boo:
    Sending flowers to the funeral parlour would be the correct thing to do.
    8 accurate, right, precise, exact, factual, valid, true, proper, fitting, apt, suitable, appropriate; faultless, perfect, unimpeachable:
    Joanna gave the correct answer.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, verb
    + adjective
    1 accurate or true, without any mistakes
    Synonym: RIGHT
    Do you have the correct time? + the correct answer + Please check that these details are correct. + 'Are you in charge here?' 'That's correct.' + Am I correct in saying that you know a lot about wine?
    Antonym: INCORRECT
    2 right and suitable, so that sth is done as it should be done: Do you know the correct way to shut the machine down? + I think you've made the correct decision.
    3 taking care to speak or behave in a way that follows the accepted standards or rules: a correct young lady + He is always very correct in his speech.
    Antonym: INCORRECT
    correctly adverb: Have you spelled it correctly? + They reasoned, correctly, that she was away for the weekend. + He was looking correctly grave.
    correctness noun [U]: The correctness of this decision may be doubted.
    Idioms see PRESENT adj.
    + verb
    1 [VN] to make sth right or accurate, for example by changing it or removing mistakes: Read through your work and correct any mistakes that you find. + Their eyesight can be corrected in just a few minutes by the use of a laser. + They issued a statement correcting the one they had made earlier.
    2 [VN] (of a teacher) to mark the mistakes in a piece of work (and sometimes give a mark/grade to the work): I spent all evening correcting essays.
    3 to tell sb that they have made a mistake: [VN] Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this last year's brochure? + Yes, you're right-I stand corrected (= I accept that I made a mistake). + [VN speech] 'It's Yates, not Wates,' she corrected him. [also V speech]
    Collocation Dictionary


    be, prove, seem
    His first idea proved correct.


    absolutely, completely, entirely, perfectly, quite
    What you say is perfectly correct, but it gives the wrong impression.
    | not entirely, not strictly
    He is not entirely correct in his assumptions.
    | basically, broadly, essentially, fundamentally, largely, more or less, substantially
    His estimate has turned out to be more or less correct.
    | clearly, undoubtedly | demonstrably
    None of the explanations offered is demonstrably correct?or demonstrably incorrect.
    | ideologically, politically
    (sometimes disapproving) (= avoiding language or behaviour that may offend some groups of people)He was an interesting speaker, if not always politically correct in his views.
    | legally, technically | morally | anatomically, botanically, factually, grammatically
    The flower drawings are all to scale and botanically correct.


    The diagram is correct in every detail. I think I am correct in saying that this project is the first of its kind in this country.

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