Meaning of CORRECT in English


I. verb


to set right something that is wrong

correct a misstatement

Synonyms: amend, emend, mend, rectify, right

Related Word: ameliorate, better, improve; redress, remedy, revise; make over, reform; adjust, fix, regulate

Contrasted words: damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil


Synonyms: punish 1, castigate, chasten, chastise, discipline

Contrasted words: baby, coddle, cosset, humor, indulge, pamper, spoil

II. adjective


Synonyms: decorous 1, becoming, comme il faut, conforming, decent, done, nice, proper, right, seemly

Related Word: careful, meticulous, punctilious, scrupulous


conforming to or agreeing with fact

the correct solution to the problem

Synonyms: accurate, exact, nice, precise, proper, right, rigorous

Related Word: faithful, true, undistorted, veracious, veridical; faultless, flawless, impeccable, perfect

Contrasted words: fallacious, false, wrong; defective, faulty, flawed, imperfect

Antonyms: incorrect

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