- to set or make true, accurate, or right; remove the errors or faults from: The native guide corrected our pronunciation. The new glasses corrected his eyesight.
- to point out or mark the errors in: The teacher corrected the examination papers.
- to scold, rebuke, or punish in order to improve: Should parents correct their children in public?
- to counteract the operation or effect of (something hurtful or undesirable): The medication will correct stomach acidity.
- Mathematics, Physics. to alter or adjust so as to bring into accordance with a standard or with a required condition.
- to make a correction or corrections.
- (of stock prices) to reverse a trend, especially temporarily, as after a sharp advance or decline in previous trading sessions.
- conforming to fact or truth; free from error; accurate: a correct answer.
- in accordance with an acknowledged or accepted standard; proper: correct behavior.
- characterized by or adhering to a liberal or progressive ideology on matters of ethnicity, religion, sexuality, ecology, etc.: Is it environmentally correct to buy a real Christmas tree? Most of the judges in this district have correct political views.
Origin of correct
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Examples from the Web for corrected
The misidentification has since been corrected, and The Daily Beast regrets the error.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos
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The article have been corrected to reflect that Rosenmarkle deployed with the Army to Iraq but did not serve in Afghanistan.The U.S. Veteran and Wisconsin Boy Who Went to Fight ISIS in Syria
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Her ads contain several inaccurate assertions of fact (not opinion) that should be corrected.To Fight Pam Geller, Join Our Comedy Jihad at the MTA
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It has since been corrected in the body of the article to reflect this.2016 Just May Be the GOP Base’s Year
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Communism maintains that social wrongs can be corrected only by violence.
Transcriber's Note on text: Some obvious errors have been corrected.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
That consequence may be corrected in this phase of our being, or it may be carried over into the next.The Conquest of Fear
Remembering the letter, she corrected her expression to colder lines.Quaint Courtships
"Then they'll have to prove it to me," she corrected, her gaiety now a trifle forced.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
- to make free from errors
- to indicate the errors in
- to rebuke or punish in order to set right or improveto correct a child; to stand corrected
- to counteract or rectify (a malfunction, ailment, etc)these glasses will correct your sight
- to adjust or make conform, esp to a standard
- free from error; true; accuratethe correct version
- in conformity with accepted standardscorrect behaviour
Word Origin and History for corrected
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.
- To remove, remedy, or counteract something, such as a malfunction or defect.
- Free from error or fault; true or accurate.
Idioms and Phrases with corrected
see stand corrected.