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correcting

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

inflicting, involving, or serving as punishment
  • questions the value of such correcting measures as prison sentences for drug addicts

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correcting

verb
present participle of correct

Synonyms & Antonyms of correcting (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to remove errors, defects, deficiencies, or deviations from
  • more time will be needed to correct the computer program

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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

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3 to inflict a penalty on for a fault or crime
  • an insensitive boss who liked to correct subordinates in front of their colleagues

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“Correcting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/correcting. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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