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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 of correct accurate, bang on [chiefly British], dead-on, exact, good, on-target, precise, proper, right, so, spot-on, true, veracious Words Related to correct legitimate, logical, sound, valid; errorless, faultless, flawless, impeccable, inerrant, infallible, letter-perfect, perfect; rigorous, strict, stringent Phrases on target, on the money Near Antonyms of correct defective, faulty, flawed, imperfect Antonyms of correct 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 of correct befitting, proper, decent, decorous, de rigueur, genteel, nice, polite, respectable, seemlyWords Related to correct 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 of correct intolerable, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; casual, grungy, informal; seedy, shabby, tacky; banned, barred, disallowed; forbidden, interdicted, outlawed, prohibited, proscribed; awkward, gauche, ungracefulAntonyms of correct 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 of correct ceremonious, decorous, formal, nice, proper, punctilious, starchy, stiff, stiff-necked, stiltedWords Related to correct sober, solemn, stately; chivalrous, courtly, gallant; genteel, polished, refined; civil, courteous, polite, red-carpetNear Antonyms of correct improper, indecorous, unmannerly; discourteous, impolite, rudeAntonyms of correct 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 of correct amend, debug, emend, rectify, red-pencil, reform, remedy Words Related to correct 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 of correct 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 of correct annul, cancel (out), compensate (for), offset, counteract, counterbalance, counterpoise, make up (for), negative, neutralizeWords Related to correct 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 of correct castigate, chasten, chastise, punish, discipline, penalizeWords Related to correct assess, charge, dock, fine, impose, levy, mulct; convict, sentence; condemn, damn, denounce; criticize, keelhaul, rebuke, reprimand, reprove; wreakNear Antonyms of correct forfeit; get off, ransom, release; commute, reprieve; absolve, acquit, exculpate, exonerate, vindicateAntonyms of correct excuse, pardon, spare



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