verb (used with object), rec·ti·fied, rec·ti·fy·ing.
- rectified spirit,
Origin of rectify
Examples from the Web for rectify
He says he never did the work for money, but instead to rectify that destruction he observed.
And when that culture still holds onto sexist views of women, even attempts to rectify this imbalance can backfire.
If I had one wish here, it would be for Aden Young to sneak a surprise nod for Rectify.
TV: Rectify, Sundance Channel Is Rectify the best new show on TV?
And should a silly, sometimes slight comedy like Veep be excised to include yet another harrowing drama, Rectify?The Best TV Shows of 2013: ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Is there a confusion in the figure, he advances to rectify it with a chass rigadoon.Jack Hinton|Charles James Lever
This he said in an angry tone, which, as he became conscious of it, he tried to rectify.The Belton Estate|Anthony Trollope
We are just waking up to this sad fact which it will take many years to rectify.How Girls Can Help Their Country|Juliette Low
As they grow older they rectify their judgments, and such a rectification Judith had now to make.In the Roar of the Sea|Sabine Baring-Gould
My regard for mother and daughter makes me anxious to rectify an error fatal to their peace.Jane Talbot|Charles Brockden Brown
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for rectify
c.1400, from Old French rectifier, literally "to make straight" (14c.), from Late Latin rectificare "make right," from Latin rectus "straight" (see right (adj.1)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Related: Rectified; rectifying.