Thesaurus

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

Synonym Discussion of correct

correct, accurate, exact, precise, nice, right mean conforming to fact, standard, or truth. correct usually implies freedom from fault or error.
    • correct answers
    • socially correct dress
accurate implies fidelity to fact or truth attained by exercise of care.
    • an accurate description
exact stresses a very strict agreement with fact, standard, or truth.
    • exact measurements
precise adds to exact an emphasis on sharpness of definition or delimitation.
    • precise calibration
nice stresses great precision and delicacy of adjustment or discrimination.
    • makes nice distinctions
right is close to correct but has a stronger positive emphasis on conformity to fact or truth rather than mere absence of error or fault.
    • the right thing to do

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

Synonym Discussion of correct

correct, rectify, emend, remedy, redress, amend, reform, revise mean to make right what is wrong. correct implies taking action to remove errors, faults, deviations, defects.
    • correct your spelling
rectify implies a more essential changing to make something right, just, or properly controlled or directed.
    • rectify a misguided policy
emend specifically implies correction of a text or manuscript.
    • emend a text
remedy implies removing or making harmless a cause of trouble, harm, or evil.
    • set out to remedy the evils of the world
redress implies making compensation or reparation for an unfairness, injustice, or imbalance.
    • redress past social injustices
amend, reform, revise imply an improving by making corrective changes, amend usually suggesting slight changes
    • amend a law
, reform implying drastic change
    • plans to reform the court system
, and revise suggesting a careful examination of something and the making of necessary changes.
    • revise the schedule

synonyms see in addition punish



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