verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of correct
Synonyms for correct
Related Words for correctnesstruth, decorum, civility, rightness, decency, fitness, exactitude, precision, regularity, preciseness, fidelity, exactness, definiteness, orderliness, properness, decorousness, seemliness, order, correctitude, definitiveness
Examples from the Web for correctness
Contemporary Examples of correctness
Not surprisingly, they are more into “correctness” and the rules than Americans tend to be.Ben Yagoda: How I Not Write Bad
February 13, 2013
Historical Examples of correctness
Of the correctness of this hypothesis it is unnecessary to speak.
This is in harmony with our experience, and we have no doubt of the correctness of his observations.
The whole thing was princely in the correctness of its style.
This is only one proof of the correctness of Père Pargoire's position.
The correctness of these positions can be readily established.
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.