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Definition of Correct


  1. Set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth, rectitude, or propriety, or to a just standard; not faulty or imperfect; free from error; as, correct behavior; correct views.
  2. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles.
  3. To remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend; to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to mark upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the type the changes so marked).
  4. To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to discipline; as, a child should be corrected for lying.
  5. To counteract the qualities of one thing by those of another; -- said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to correct the acidity of the stomach by alkaline preparations.

Correct Quotations

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners. - Loretta Young
Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.
Loretta Young

People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk.
Stephen King
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Correct Translations

correct in Afrikaans is reg, juis
correct in Danish is rigtig, rette
correct in Dutch is correct, goed, juist
correct in Finnish is korjata, oikea
correct in French is corrigent, corriger, rectifier, corrigeons
correct in German is korrekt, berichtigen
correct in Italian is corretto, perfezionare, emendare, correggere
correct in Latin is tersus, emendo, rectus
correct in Norwegian is riktig, rette, korrigere
correct in Portuguese is correto
correct in Spanish is recto, corregir, correcto, rectificar, corregir
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