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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.
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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