set (someone) right/straight

idiom

Definition of set (someone) right/straight

: to tell (someone who is wrong about something what the real facts are
  • She set him straight about what happened.

Word by Word Definitions

set play
  1. : to cause to sit : place in or on a seat

  2. : to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

  3. : to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. : the act or action of setting

  2. : the condition of being set

  3. : a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. : intent, determined

  2. : intentional, premeditated

  3. : fixed by authority or appointment : prescribed, specified

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

right play
  1. : righteous, upright

  2. : being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper

  3. : conforming to facts or truth : correct

  1. : qualities (such as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval

  2. : something to which one has a just claim: such as

  3. : the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled

  1. : according to right

  2. : in the exact location, position, or moment : precisely

  3. : in a suitable, proper, or desired manner

  1. : to do justice to : redress the injuries of

  2. : justify, vindicate

  3. : avenge

straight play
  1. : free from curves, bends, angles, or irregularities

  2. : generated by a point moving continuously in the same direction and expressed by a linear equation

  3. : lying along or holding to a direct or proper course or method

  1. : in a straight manner

  1. : straighten

  1. : something that is straight: such as

  2. : a straight line or arrangement

  3. : straightaway


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