verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of correct
Synonyms for correct
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Historical Examples of correctable
Poor material condition, inadequate training, and incorrect methods of operation are preventable or correctable.Sound Military Decision
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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.