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Synonyms for (verb) correct

Synonyms: correct Definition: treat a defect Usage: The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia

Similar words: treat, care for Definition: provide treatment for Usage: The doctor treated my broken leg; The nurses cared for the bomb victims; The patient must be treated right away or she will die; Treat the infection with antibiotics

Synonyms: rectify, right, correct Definition: make right or correct Usage: Correct the mistakes; rectify the calculation

Similar words: turn, change by reversal, reverse Definition: change to the contrary Usage: The trend was reversed; the tides turned against him; public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern

Synonyms: adjust, correct, set Definition: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard Usage: Adjust the clock, please; correct the alignment of the front wheels

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: correct, objurgate, chasten, chastise, castigate Definition: censure severely Usage: She chastised him for his insensitive remarks

Similar words: call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, rag, rebuke, scold, dress down, take to task, trounce, have words, lambast, lambaste, lecture, jaw, berate, bawl out Definition: censure severely or angrily Usage: The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car; The deputy ragged the Prime Minister; The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

Synonyms: decline, correct, slump Definition: go down in value Usage: the stock market corrected; prices slumped

Similar words: go down, come down, fall, descend Definition: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way Usage: The temperature is going down; The barometer is falling; The curtain fell on the diva; Her hand went up and then fell again

Synonyms: compensate, redress, right, correct Definition: make reparations or amends for Usage: right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: sort out, correct, discipline Definition: punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience Usage: The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently

Similar words: penalise, penalize, punish Definition: impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on Usage: The students were penalized for showing up late for class; we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again

Synonyms: make up, correct, counterbalance, even off, even out, even up, compensate Definition: adjust for Usage: engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance

Similar words: balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize Definition: bring into balance or equilibrium Usage: She has to balance work and her domestic duties; balance the two weights

Synonyms for (adjective) correct

Synonyms: right, correct Definition: free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth Usage: the correct answer; the correct version; the right answer; took the right road; the right decision

Similar words: precise, accurate, exact Definition: (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct Usage: a precise image; a precise measurement

Similar words: letter-perfect, word-perfect Definition: correct to the last detail; especially being in or following the exact words Usage: a letter-perfect rendition of the soliloquy; she was word-perfect in her part

Similar words: straight Definition: following a correct or logical method Usage: straight reasoning

Synonyms: right, correct Definition: correct in opinion or judgment Usage: time proved him right

Similar words: right-minded Definition: disposed toward or having views based on what is right Usage: respect for law which every right-minded citizen ought to have- Bertrand Russell

Synonyms: right, correct Definition: socially right or correct Usage: it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye; correct behavior

Similar words: proper Definition: marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness Usage: proper medical treatment; proper manners

Synonyms: correct, right Definition: in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure Usage: what's the right word for this?; the right way to open oysters

Similar words: proper Definition: marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness Usage: proper medical treatment; proper manners