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



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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