verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of correct
Synonyms for correct
Examples from the Web for corrector
Historical Examples of corrector
He is a great teacher, a corrector of morals, a censor of vice, and a commender of virtue.Aesop's Fables
But above all he is the protector and the corrector of children.St. Nicholas
George H. McKnight
When they may not be changed by the corrector, the hyphen is often useful in revealing their meaning.Why We Punctuate
William Livingston Klein
In a medical point of view it has been regarded as a cerebral stimulant and anti-soporific, and as a corrector of opium.
It is just possible, though hardly likely, that the corrector was Armstrong.Ephemera Critica
John Churton Collins
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.