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Correct vs. Incorrect

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  • Correct (adjective)

    Free from error; true; accurate.

  • Correct (adjective)

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

  • Correct (verb)

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

    "The navigator corrected the course of the ship."

  • Correct (verb)

    To grade (examination papers).

  • Correct (verb)

    To inform (someone) of their error.

    "It's rude to correct your parents."

  • Correct (verb)

    To discipline; to punish.

  • Incorrect (adjective)

    Not correct; erroneous or wrong.

    "He gave an incorrect answer to a simple question."

  • Incorrect (adjective)

    Faulty or defective.

    "The computer crashed due to incorrect programming."

  • Incorrect (adjective)

    Inappropriate or improper.

    "He was sacked because of his incorrect behaviour towards his secretary."

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  • Correct (adjective)

    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.

  • Correct

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

  • Correct

    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).

  • Correct

    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.

  • Correct

    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.

  • Incorrect (adjective)

    Not correct; not according to a copy or model, or to established rules; inaccurate; faulty.

  • Incorrect (adjective)

    Not in accordance with the truth; inaccurate; not exact; as, an incorrect statement or calculation.

  • Incorrect (adjective)

    Not accordant with duty or morality; not duly regulated or subordinated; unbecoming; improper; as, incorrect conduct.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Correct (verb)

    make right or correct;

    "Correct the mistakes"

    "rectify the calculation"

  • Correct (verb)

    make reparations or amends for;

    "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

  • Correct (verb)

    censure severely;

    "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

  • Correct (verb)

    adjust or make up for;

    "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

  • Correct (verb)

    punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience;

    "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

  • Correct (verb)

    go down in value;

    "the stock market corrected"

    "prices slumped"

  • Correct (verb)

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

    "Adjust the clock, please"

    "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

  • Correct (verb)

    treat a defect;

    "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

  • Correct (adjective)

    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"

  • Correct (adjective)

    socially right or correct;

    "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"

    "correct behavior"

  • Correct (adjective)

    in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;

    "what's the right word for this?"

    "the right way to open oysters"

  • Correct (adjective)

    correct in opinion or judgment;

    "time proved him right"

  • Incorrect (adjective)

    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"

  • Incorrect (adjective)

    not conforming with accepted standards of propriety or taste; undesirable;

    "incorrect behavior"

    "she was seen in all the wrong places"

    "He thought it was wrong for her to go out to work"

Princeton's WordNet
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