: right, correctly
if I remember aright

Examples of aright in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The survey of over 100 investors -- more than half of whom specialize in health care -- found there’s a 43% probability that Moderna’s vaccine would be sufficient to set the U.S. economy aright, analyst Joshua Schimmer wrote in a note. Cristin Flanagan, Bloomberg.com, 29 May 2020 Stafford took manual control and set things aright. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 18 July 2019 Only a fundamental transformation of our nation would set things aright. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 10 Aug. 2019

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Word History


Middle English, from Old English ariht, from a- entry 1 + riht right

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aright was before the 12th century

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“Aright.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aright. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


: so as to be correct : rightly
if I remember aright

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