verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- correcting plate,
- correction fluid,
- correctional facility
Origin of correct
Examples from the Web for correctly
If you answered seven or more of these correctly, you are eligible for a lifetime supply of Metamucil.
Still, ISS correctly points out that Democrats get more votes down South than electoral outcomes suggest.
However, Martin redeemed himself when correctly guessing a fake expletive-laden clue read by Meyers.Amy Poehler and George R.R. Martin Play Game of ‘Game of Thrones’|Alex Chancey|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We asked one of the authors, Lisa Brosseau, if Will had correctly relayed her work.
The only other option is to use laser-guided bombs, but even then the target has to be correctly indentified beforehand.Air Force Pilots Say They're Flying Blind Against ISIS|Dave Majumdar|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Name them all correctly, and with the year in which they were grown.The American Flower Garden Directory|Thomas Hibbert
Be it remembered that the Sahib's shirts are correctly enumerated, and that there is an extra piece of soap in his washbasin.Life's Handicap|Rudyard Kipling
So, too, mark the care with which injuries are remedied by what has been correctly called the vis medicatrix.The Fallen Star; and, A Dissertation on the Origin of Evil|E. L. Bulwer; and, Lord Brougham
Moreover, the passes in ascending the Andes and Cordillera can only be correctly imagined by experienced travellers.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
The method of percolation is now preferred by all who have made sufficient trial of it to apply it correctly.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
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.