part of speech: verb
inflections: corrects, correcting, corrected
definition 1: to fix the mistakes in; change to make right.
- The student corrected the answers on her test after the teacher graded it.
definition 2: to show the mistakes of; scold; punish.
- My mother corrected him for his bad manners.
synonyms: admonish, take to task
definition 3: to make agree with a standard.
- She will need glasses to correct her eyesight.
synonyms: adjust, fix, remedy
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: with no mistakes; accurate.
- The teacher smiled when the student gave the correct answer.
synonyms: accurate, right
antonyms: false, mistaken, wrong
definition 2: agreeing with a rule or accepted way of doing things; proper.
- We were careful to use correct manners at the ball.
derivations: correctly (adv.), correctness (n.)
Correct comes from a Latin word that means “to make straight.”
Word Builder: correct +
correctly: in the correct way.