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.
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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