verb \ˈrek-tə-ˌfī\

: to correct (something that is wrong)


Full Definition of RECTIFY

transitive verb
:  to set right :  remedy
:  to purify (as alcohol) especially by repeated or fractional distillation
:  to correct by removing errors :  adjust <rectify the calendar>
:  to make (an alternating current) unidirectional
rec·ti·fi·ca·tion \ˌrek-tə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of RECTIFY

  1. The hotel management promised to rectify the problem.
  2. <let me get the store manager, and he'll rectify the invoice for your order>

Origin of RECTIFY

Middle English rectifien, from Anglo-French rectifier, from Medieval Latin rectificare, from Latin rectus right — more at right
First Known Use: circa 1529

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transitive verb \ˈrek-tə-ˌfī\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RECTIFY

: to purify (as alcohol) especially by repeated or fractional distillation
: to make (an alternating current) unidirectional


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