Correct Definition

corrected, correcting, corrects, correctest
corrected, correcting, corrects
To make right; change from wrong to right; remove errors from.
Webster's New World
To remove the errors or mistakes from.
Corrected her previous testimony.
American Heritage
To point out or mark the errors or faults of.
Webster's New World
To speak to or communicate with (someone) in order to point out a mistake or error.
American Heritage
To scold or punish so as to cause to rectify faults.
Webster's New World
Conforming to fact or logic; true, accurate, right, or free from errors.
Webster's New World
Conforming or adhering to an established standard; proper.
Correct behavior.
Webster's New World
Equal to the required or established amount, number, price, etc.
Webster's New World

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Origin of Correct

  • From French correct, from Latin correctus (“improved, amended, correct”), past participle of corrigere, conrigere (“to make straight, make right, make better, improve, correct”), from com- (“together”) + regere (“to make straight, rule”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English correcten from Latin corrigere corrēct- com- intensive pref. com– regere to rule reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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