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Alter vs. Correct

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Alterverb

(transitive) To change the form or structure of.

Correctadjective

Free from error; true; accurate.

Alterverb

(intransitive) To become different.

Correctadjective

With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.

Alterverb

(transitive) To tailor clothes to make them fit.

Correctverb

(transitive) To make something that was wrong become right; to remove error from.

‘The navigator corrected the course of the ship.’;

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Alterverb

(transitive) To castrate, neuter or spay (a dog or other animal).

Correctverb

To grade (examination papers).

Alterverb

(transitive) To affect mentally, as by psychotropic drugs or illness.

Correctverb

(transitive) To inform (someone) of their error.

‘It's rude to correct your parents.’;

Alternoun

One of the identities or personalities of a person with multiple personality disorder / dissociative identity disorder.

Correctverb

(transitive) To discipline; to punish.

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Alterverb

To make otherwise; to change in some respect, either partially or wholly; to vary; to modify.

‘It gilds all objects, but it alters none.’; ‘My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.’;

Correctadjective

Set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth, rectitude, or propriety, or to a just standard; not faulty or imperfect; free from error; as, correct behavior; correct views.

‘Always use the most correct editions.’;

Alterverb

To agitate; to affect mentally.

Correctverb

To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles.

‘This is a defect in the first make of some men's minds which can scarce ever be corrected afterwards.’;

Alterverb

To geld.

Correctverb

To remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend; to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to mark upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the type the changes so marked).

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Alterverb

To become, in some respects, different; to vary; to change; as, the weather alters almost daily; rocks or minerals alter by exposure.

Correctverb

To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to discipline; as, a child should be corrected for lying.

‘My accuser is my 'prentice; and when I did correct him for his fault the other day, he did vow upon his knees he would be even with me.’;

Alterverb

cause to change; make different; cause a transformation;

‘The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city’; ‘The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue’;

Correctverb

To counteract the qualities of one thing by those of another; - said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to correct the acidity of the stomach by alkaline preparations.

Alterverb

make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence;

‘her mood changes in accordance with the weather’; ‘The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season’;

Correctverb

make right or correct;

‘Correct the mistakes’; ‘rectify the calculation’;

Alterverb

make an alteration to;

‘This dress needs to be altered’;

Correctverb

make reparations or amends for;

‘right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust’;

Alterverb

insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby

Correctverb

censure severely;

‘She chastised him for his insensitive remarks’;

Alterverb

remove the ovaries of;

‘Is your cat spayed?’;

Correctverb

adjust or make up for;

‘engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance’;

Alterverb

change in character or composition, typically in a comparatively small but significant way

‘our outward appearance alters as we get older’; ‘Eliot was persuaded to alter the passage’;

Correctverb

punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience;

‘The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently’;

Alterverb

make structural changes to (a building)

‘plans to alter the dining hall’;

Correctverb

go down in value;

‘the stock market corrected’; ‘prices slumped’;

Alterverb

castrate or spay (a domestic animal).

Correctverb

alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard;

‘Adjust the clock, please’; ‘correct the alignment of the front wheels’;

Correctverb

treat a defect;

‘The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia’;

Correctadjective

free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth;

‘the correct answer’; ‘the correct version’; ‘the right answer’; ‘took the right road’; ‘the right decision’;

Correctadjective

socially right or correct;

‘it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye’; ‘correct behavior’;

Correctadjective

in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;

‘what's the right word for this?’; ‘the right way to open oysters’;

Correctadjective

correct in opinion or judgment;

‘time proved him right’;

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