verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- correcting plate,
- correction fluid,
- correctional facility
Origin of correct
Examples from the Web for correct
Because of the thinness of the air, there is a very tight margin between the correct and incorrect airspeeds, as little as 50 mph.
Conservatives get nowhere by demanding “deregulation,” because liberals are correct that most Americans want clean water.
The Senate report provides ample evidence of many problems to correct.Why Did We Panic After 9/11 and Ignore All We Knew About Responding to Security Threats?|Deborah Pearlstein|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Breitbart forced her to correct a small part of her story, but witch hunts like these will leave every victim cowering.
In fact, she knew the correct answer 92 percent of the time she buzzed in during her 20-game streak.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And in this instance the fourth copy was not used, is that correct?Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The later or Domitianic date as given by Irenus seems pretty clearly to be correct.A Harmony of the Gospels for Students of the Life of Christ|Archibald Thomas Robertson
Here is the same error, and the author may live to correct it.Dissertation on the English Language|Noah Webster, Jr.
He is a "poor" man in the popular sense of the word, but not in a correct sense.What Social Classes Owe to Each Other|William Graham Sumner
We have made a great mistake, and we must do all we can to correct it.A Singer from the Sea|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Word Origin for correct
mid-14c., "to set right, rectify" (a fault or error), from Latin correctus, past participle of corrigere "to put straight, reduce to order, set right;" in transferred use, "to reform, amend," especially of speech or writing, from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + regere "to lead straight, rule" (see regal). Originally of persons; with reference to writing, etc., attested from late 14c. Related: Corrected; correcting.
1670s, from French correct "right, proper," from Latin correctus (see correct (v.)). Related: Correctly; correctness.
see stand corrected.