Free from error; true; accurate.
With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.
To make something that was wrong become right; to remove error from.
"The navigator corrected the course of the ship."
To grade (examination papers).
To inform (someone) of their error.
"It's rude to correct your parents."
To discipline; to punish.
Not correct; erroneous or wrong.
"He gave an incorrect answer to a simple question."
Faulty or defective.
"The computer crashed due to incorrect programming."
Inappropriate or improper.
"He was sacked because of his incorrect behaviour towards his secretary."
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.
To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles.
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).
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.
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.
Not correct; not according to a copy or model, or to established rules; inaccurate; faulty.
Not in accordance with the truth; inaccurate; not exact; as, an incorrect statement or calculation.
Not accordant with duty or morality; not duly regulated or subordinated; unbecoming; improper; as, incorrect conduct.
make right or correct;
"Correct the mistakes"
"rectify the calculation"
make reparations or amends for;
"right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
"She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
adjust or make up for;
"engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience;
"The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
go down in value;
"the stock market corrected"
alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard;
"Adjust the clock, please"
"correct the alignment of the front wheels"
treat a defect;
"The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
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"
socially right or correct;
"it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"
in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;
"what's the right word for this?"
"the right way to open oysters"
correct in opinion or judgment;
"time proved him right"
not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth;
"an incorrect calculation"
"the report in the paper is wrong"
"your information is wrong"
"the clock showed the wrong time"
"found themselves on the wrong road"
"based on the wrong assumptions"
not conforming with accepted standards of propriety or taste; undesirable;
"she was seen in all the wrong places"
"He thought it was wrong for her to go out to work"