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right

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1 following an original exactly

  • a modern replica of an 18th-century British warship that is right in all of its details
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2 being exactly as appears or as claimed

  • despite the name, New Yorkʼs East River is a strait and not a right river
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for real

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3 being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard

  • the obvious answer is not always the right one
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on target, on the money

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6 free from irregularities or digressions in course

  • the first city in America laid out with broad, right avenues
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7 having full use of oneʼs mind and control over oneʼs actions

  • he hasnʼt been right since he suffered serious brain injury in the accident
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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

right

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1 as stated or indicated without the slightest difference

  • stay right where you are
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on the button, on the nose

2 in a direct line or course

  • walk right over here now
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as the crow flies

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3 to a great degree

  • a right beautiful day weʼre having!
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a lot, as all get-out, good and

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4 without delay

  • we'll leave right after dinner
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at once, in no time, off the bat, on a dime, on the double, on the spot

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5 in a manner suitable for the occasion or purpose

  • you're not dressed right for an interview with a big-time law firm
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right

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1 something to which one has a just claim

  • everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
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2 an entitlement to something

  • what right do you have to tell us what to do?
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3 the practice of giving to others what is their due

  • activists who have fought all their lives for right
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