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Correct Definition and Meaning

By Tayyaba Rehman & Urooj Arif — Published on February 12, 2024
Correct means to be free from errors, accurate, or in accordance with fact or truth. e.g., She gave the correct answer to the math problem.
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Correct Definitions

To adjust or modify for accuracy.
The clock was slow, so she corrected the time.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 05, 2024
To indicate or point out errors.
The editor will correct the draft of the article.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 05, 2024
To discipline or rectify behavior.
The coach had to correct the team's technique.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 05, 2024
To provide the right answer or solution.
She was able to correct the complex puzzle quickly.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 05, 2024
To make or put right
Correct a mistake.
Correct a misunderstanding.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To remove the errors or mistakes from
Corrected her previous testimony.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To indicate or mark the errors in
Correct an exam.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To speak to or communicate with (someone) in order to point out a mistake or error.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To scold or punish so as to improve or reform.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To remedy or counteract (a defect, for example)
The new glasses corrected his blurry vision.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To adjust so as to meet a required standard or condition
Correct the wheel alignment on a car.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To make corrections.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To make adjustments; compensate
Correcting for the effects of air resistance.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Free from error or fault; true or accurate.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Conforming to standards; proper
Correct behavior.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Free from error; true; accurate.
Your test was completely correct, you get 10 out of 10
We all agreed they'd made the correct decision.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Used to indicate acknowledgement or acceptance.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
A correct response.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To make something that was wrong become right; to remove error from.
You'll need to correct your posture if you're going to be a professional dancer.
The navigator corrected the course of the ship.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To grade (examination papers).
The teacher stayed up all night correcting exams.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To inform (someone) of their error.
It's rude to correct your parents.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(transitive) To discipline; to punish.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
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.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
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.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
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).
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
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.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
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.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Make right or correct;
Correct the mistakes
Rectify the calculation
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Make reparations or amends for;
Right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Censure severely;
She chastised him for his insensitive remarks
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Adjust or make up for;
Engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience;
The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Go down in value;
The stock market corrected
Prices slumped
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard;
Adjust the clock, please
Correct the alignment of the front wheels
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Treat a defect;
The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
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
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Socially right or correct;
It isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye
Correct behavior
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
In accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure;
What's the right word for this?
The right way to open oysters
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Correct in opinion or judgment;
Time proved him right
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Free from error; accurate.
The teacher checked if the answers were correct.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 05, 2024
To make right; amend a mistake.
He had to correct the misprinted date on the poster.
Urooj Arif
Feb 05, 2024
Conforming to a standard or truth.
Ensure the measurements are correct before cutting the fabric.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 05, 2024
Appropriate or proper in behavior or etiquette.
It's correct to say 'please' and 'thank you'.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 05, 2024
In alignment with accepted standards.
His uniform was not correct for the ceremony.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 05, 2024
To rectify a fault or defect.
The mechanic corrected the issue with the car's engine.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 05, 2024

Correct Example Sentences

He had to correct his earlier statement.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024
She knew the correct spelling of the difficult word.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024
The correct path led them to the beautiful lake.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024
She made sure her homework was correct before submitting it.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024
They were relieved to find the correct address.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024
His theory was correct, according to the new data.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024
The map wasn't correct, so they got lost.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024
The solution she provided was correct.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024
It's important to wear the correct safety gear.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024
He practiced until his form was correct.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024
The instructor asked them to correct their posture.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024
Her guess turned out to be correct.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024
He was correct about the weather forecast.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024
The teacher asked who had the correct answer.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024
They corrected the error in the report.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

Correct Idioms & Phrases

Correct the course

To adjust or modify direction to ensure the right path is followed.
After realizing their mistake, the team worked quickly to correct the course of the project.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Stand corrected

To admit that one has been proven wrong.
After seeing the evidence, I must stand corrected on my earlier statement.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

Politically correct

Language, policies, or measures that avoid offense or disadvantage to all members of society.
The politician tried to stay politically correct during the interview to not alienate any voters.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Time will correct

The belief that errors or misunderstandings will be resolved as time passes.
They hoped that time would correct the misconceptions about their work.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024

Correct to a fault

Being so focused on correctness or accuracy that it becomes a flaw.
He is correct to a fault, obsessing over every minor detail in his work.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Make correct

To rectify or amend something that was wrong.
The company promised to make correct the billing errors that had occurred.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024

Correct in hindsight

Realizing or acknowledging that something was right after the fact.
Their decision was correct in hindsight, though it seemed questionable at the time.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

To correct the record

To make sure that the information presented is accurate and rectify any inaccuracies.
The author issued a statement to correct the record about the misquoted comments.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

On the correct side of history

Supporting or endorsing what will be judged favorably in the future.
They believed that by supporting equality, they were on the correct side of history.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

Correct me if I'm wrong

A phrase used to invite others to correct the speaker if their statement is inaccurate.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the meeting scheduled for tomorrow?
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

The correct call

The right decision or choice.
Choosing to wait out the storm instead of sailing was the correct call.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024

Correct the imbalance

To address and rectify any form of disparity or inequality.
The new policies aim to correct the imbalance in economic opportunities.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024

Morally correct

Ethically right or justifiable.
She always strived to make morally correct decisions, even when they were difficult.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Correct beyond doubt

Absolutely accurate or true beyond any question.
The findings of the research were correct beyond doubt.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024

Correct with kindness

To point out or fix mistakes in a gentle and considerate manner.
As a teacher, she always tried to correct with kindness to encourage her students.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Keep the record correct

To maintain accuracy in documentation or reporting.
It's crucial to keep the record correct for historical accuracy.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Correct under the law

Compliant with legal standards or requirements.
Their actions were found to be correct under the law, despite public controversy.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

Self-correcting mechanism

A process or system capable of correcting its own errors or imbalances.
The market is often seen as a self-correcting mechanism, adjusting to supply and demand changes.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Common Curiosities

How is correct used in a sentence?

Example: "Please correct the errors in your essay."
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

How do we divide correct into syllables?

"Correct" is divided into syllables as "cor-rect."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

What is a stressed syllable in correct?

The stressed syllable in "correct" is the second one: -rect.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Why is it called correct?

"Correct" comes from the Latin "correctus," meaning to make straight or to put right, reflecting the action of rectifying mistakes or ensuring accuracy.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

How many syllables are in correct?

There are two syllables in "correct."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

What is the first form of correct?

The first form (present form) of "correct" is "correct."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024

What is the third form of correct?

The third form (past participle form) of "correct" is "corrected."
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

What is the verb form of correct?

"Correct" itself is the verb form.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

What is the root word of correct?

The root word of "correct" is the Latin "correctus," the past participle of "corrigere."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

What part of speech is correct?

"Correct" can be a verb and an adjective.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

Is correct a noun or adjective?

"Correct" is primarily a verb and can also be an adjective.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Is correct a negative or positive word?

"Correct" is generally positive, implying accuracy or the rectification of errors.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024

Is the word “correct” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

In a sentence, "correct" as a verb can take a direct object (what is being corrected).
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Which vowel is used before correct?

The vowel used before "correct" depends on the context of the sentence.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024

What is the pronunciation of correct?

Correct is pronounced as /kəˈrɛkt/.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Which determiner is used with correct?

Determiners like "the," "a," or "this" can be used with "correct" when it is used as an adjective.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

What is the second form of correct?

The second form (past simple form) of "correct" is "corrected."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

What is another term for correct?

Another term for "correct" is "rectify" (as a verb) or "accurate" (as an adjective).
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

What is the opposite of correct?

The opposite of "correct" could be "incorrect" or "wrong."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Is correct an adverb?

No, "correct" is not an adverb.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

Which preposition is used with correct?

Common prepositions used with "correct" include "in," "for," and "on."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024

Which article is used with correct?

Articles such as "the," "a," or "an" can be used with "correct" when it functions as an adjective.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

What is the singular form of correct?

"Correct" does not change form between singular and plural as it is both a verb and an adjective.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

What is the plural form of correct?

"Correct" remains the same in plural usage.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Is correct an abstract noun?

"Correct" is not a noun; it is a verb and an adjective.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

Is correct a countable noun?

"Correct" is not a noun, so it is not countable.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

Is correct a collective noun?

"Correct" is not a noun, so it cannot be a collective noun.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024

Is the word correct Gerund?

The gerund form of "correct" is "correcting."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 12, 2024

Which conjunction is used with correct?

Conjunctions like "and," "but," or "or" can be used with "correct," depending on the sentence structure.
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

Is correct a vowel or consonant?

The word "correct" starts with a consonant.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Is the correct term a metaphor?

"Correct" can be used metaphorically in certain contexts to imply making something right or true.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 12, 2024

Is the word correct imperative?

"Correct" can be used in the imperative form, as in "Correct your work."
Urooj Arif
Feb 12, 2024

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Tayyaba Rehman
Tayyaba Rehman is a distinguished writer, currently serving as a primary contributor to askdifference.com. As a researcher in semantics and etymology, Tayyaba's passion for the complexity of languages and their distinctions has found a perfect home on the platform. Tayyaba delves into the intricacies of language, distinguishing between commonly confused words and phrases, thereby providing clarity for readers worldwide.
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Urooj is a skilled content writer at Ask Difference, known for her exceptional ability to simplify complex topics into engaging and informative content. With a passion for research and a flair for clear, concise writing, she consistently delivers articles that resonate with our diverse audience.

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