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Definition of Rectify

Rectify

  1. To make or set right; to correct from a wrong, erroneous, or false state; to amend; as, to rectify errors, mistakes, or abuses; to rectify the will, the judgment, opinions; to rectify disorders.
  2. To refine or purify by repeated distillation or sublimation, by which the fine parts of a substance are separated from the grosser; as, to rectify spirit of wine.
  3. To produce ( as factitious gin or brandy) by redistilling low wines or ardent spirits (whisky, rum, etc.), flavoring substances, etc., being added.

Rectify Quotations

I don't need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.
Shirley MacLaine

Many are the things I guess we'd like to go back in time and rectify the things we didn't do right, eh?
Julius Schwartz

For me, when I go to bed at night, I am happy that I haven't hurt someone. And if I think I have, I will rectify it. I now refuse to give someone permission to make me feel bad about myself. They can't make me feel bad about myself if I don't allow it.
Lucy Davis

The most useful form of time travel would be to go back a year or two and rectify the mistakes we made.
Matt Lucas

Too often, complaint is not about principled objection on moral grounds, but opportunistic objection on grounds of self-interest. To rectify this, we need to work on mastering the art of complaint.
Julian Baggini
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Rectify Translations

rectify in French is rectifier, rectifient, rectifions, rectifiez
rectify in German is gleichrichten, richtigstellen
rectify in Italian is emendare
rectify in Spanish is justificar, rectificar
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