(adjective, verb)


1. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth

- the correct answer

- the correct version

Similar word(s): accurate, accurate, exact, precise, straight, proper, true, right

2. socially right or correct

- correct behavior

Similar word(s): proper, right

3. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure

Similar word(s): proper, right

4. correct in opinion or judgment

Similar word(s): right


1. make right or correct

- Correct the mistakes

Similar word(s): rectify, right

Definition categories: change, reverse, turn

2. make reparations or amends for

Similar word(s): compensate, compensate, redress, right

Definition categories: social, alter, change, modify

3. censure severely

Similar word(s): castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate

Definition categories: communication, berate, chide, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, scold, trounce

4. adjust for

- engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance

Similar word(s): compensate, counterbalance

Definition categories: stative, balance, equilibrate, equilibrise, equilibrize

5. punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience

Similar word(s): discipline

Definition categories: social, penalise, penalize, punish

6. go down in value

- the stock market corrected

Similar word(s): decline, slump

Definition categories: motion, descend, fall

7. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard

- correct the alignment of the front wheels

Similar word(s): adjust, set

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

8. treat a defect

- The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia

Definition categories: body, treat

Sentences with correct as a verb:

- He corrected the position of the book on the mantle.

- It's rude to correct your parents.