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correct

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of correct

  1. 1 being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard <a real brainteaser with only one correct solution to it> Synonyms accurate, bang on [chiefly British], dead-on, exact, good, on-target, precise, proper, right, so, spot-on, true, veracious Related Words legitimate, logical, sound, valid; errorless, faultless, flawless, impeccable, inerrant, infallible, letter-perfect, perfect; rigorous, strict, stringent Phrases on target, on the money Near Antonyms defective, faulty, flawed, imperfect Antonyms false, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, off, untrue, wrong

  2. 2 following the established traditions of refined society and good taste <painfully correct dress for the state dinner at the White House> Synonyms befitting, proper, decent, decorous, de rigueur, genteel, nice, polite, respectable, seemlyRelated Words acceptable, adequate, satisfactory, tolerable; dress, dressy, formal; dignified, elegant, gracious; priggish, prim, stiff, stuffy; apt, material, relevant; compatible, congenial, harmonious; allowed, authorized, kosher, permittedNear Antonyms intolerable, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; casual, grungy, informal; seedy, shabby, tacky; banned, barred, disallowed; forbidden, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed; awkward, gauche, ungracefulAntonyms improper, inappropriate, incorrect, indecent, indecorous, indelicate, unbecoming, ungenteel, unseemly

  3. 3 marked by or showing careful attention to set forms and details <the correct method for folding the American flag> Synonyms ceremonious, decorous, formal, nice, proper, punctilious, starchy, stiff, stiff-necked, stiltedRelated Words sober, solemn, stately; chivalrous, courtly, gallant; genteel, polished, refined; civil, courteous, polite, red-carpetNear Antonyms improper, indecorous, unmannerly; discourteous, impolite, rudeAntonyms casual, easygoing, informal, laid-back, unceremonious




correct

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of correct

  1. 1 to remove errors, defects, deficiencies, or deviations from <more time will be needed to correct the computer program> Synonyms amend, debug, emend, rectify, red-pencil, reform, remedy Related Words redraft, redraw, restyle, revise, rework, rewrite; blue-pencil, cut, shorten; redress, right; ameliorate, better, improve; perfect, polish, touch up; fix, mend, repair; adjust, modulate, regulate; alter, change, modify Near Antonyms damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil; aggravate, worsen

  2. 2 to balance with an equal force so as to make ineffective <hopefully the young entrepreneur's professionalism will serve to correct his partner's extreme enthusiasm in the eyes of investors> Synonyms annul, cancel (out), compensate (for), offset, counteract, counterbalance, counterpoise, make up (for), negative, neutralizeRelated Words invalidate, negate, neuter, nullify; atone (for); outbalance, outweigh, redeem; redress, relieve, remedy; override, overrule

  3. 3 to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime <an insensitive boss who liked to correct subordinates in front of their colleagues> Synonyms castigate, chasten, chastise, punish, discipline, penalizeRelated Words assess, charge, dock, fine, impose, levy, mulct; convict, sentence; condemn, damn, denounce; criticize, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reprove; wreakNear Antonyms forfeit; get off, ransom, release; commute, reprieve; absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, vindicateAntonyms excuse, pardon, spare




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