Synonyms of correct


1. correct, rectify, right, change by reversal, turn, reverse

usage: make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"

2. right, compensate, redress, correct, change, alter, modify

usage: make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

3. chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast

usage: censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

4. compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up, balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise

usage: adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

5. discipline, correct, sort out, punish, penalize, penalise

usage: punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

6. decline, slump, correct, descend, fall, go down, come down

usage: go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"

7. adjust, set, correct, change, alter, modify

usage: alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

8. correct, treat, care for

usage: treat a defect; "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"


1. correct (vs. incorrect), right (vs. wrong), accurate, exact, precise, letter-perfect, word-perfect, straight, accurate, proper, true

usage: free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"

2. correct, right, proper (vs. improper)

usage: socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"

3. correct, right, proper (vs. improper)

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

4. right (vs. wrong), correct, right-minded

usage: correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"

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