An example of rectify is for a person to do something to make up for hurting a friend.
Rectified the situation by adding more chairs so that more people could sit.
Rectified the mathematical error.
Origin of rectify
- Middle English rectifien from Old French rectifier from Medieval Latin rēctificāre Latin rēctus right reg- in Indo-European roots Latin -ficāre -fy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition