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v. cor·rect·ed, cor·rect·ing, cor·rects
a. To make or put right: correct a mistake; correct a misunderstanding.
b. To remove the errors or mistakes from: corrected her previous testimony.
c. To indicate or mark the errors in: correct an exam.
a. To speak to or communicate with (someone) in order to point out a mistake or error.
b. To scold or punish so as to improve or reform.
3. To remedy or counteract (a defect, for example): The new glasses corrected his blurry vision.
4. To adjust so as to meet a required standard or condition: correct the wheel alignment on a car.
1. To make corrections.
2. To make adjustments; compensate: correcting for the effects of air resistance.
1. Free from error or fault; true or accurate.
2. Conforming to standards; proper: correct behavior.

[Middle English correcten, from Latin corrigere, corrēct- : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + regere, to rule; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·rect′a·ble, cor·rect′i·ble adj.
cor·rect′ly adv.
cor·rect′ness n.
cor·rec′tor n.
Synonyms: correct, rectify, remedy, redress, revise, amend
These verbs mean to make right what is wrong. Correct refers to eliminating faults, errors, or defects: I corrected the spelling mistakes. The new design corrected the flaws in the earlier version.
Rectify stresses the idea of bringing something into conformity with a standard of what is right: "It is dishonest to claim that we can rectify racial injustice without immediate cost" (Mari J. Matsuda).
Remedy involves removing or counteracting something considered a cause of harm, damage, or discontent: He took courses to remedy his abysmal ignorance.
Redress refers to setting right something considered immoral or unethical and usually involves some kind of recompense: "They said he had done very little to redress the abuses that the army had committed against the civilian population" (Daniel Wilkinson).
Revise suggests change that results from careful reconsideration: The agency revised its safety recommendations in view of the new findings.
Amend implies improvement through alteration or correction: "Whenever [the people] shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it" (Abraham Lincoln).
References in classic literature ?
He is a great teacher, a corrector of morals, a censor of vice, and a commender of virtue.
They will use friendly correction, but will not enslave or destroy their opponents; they will be correctors, not enemies?
Transmission electron microscope with autoimmune source, spherical aberration corrector for probe (Cs corrector), HAADF and BF / ABF STEM and EDS detectors and 4k x 4k CMOS camera.
Puedes ocultarlas aplicando un corrector claro bajo la base del maquillaje.
Additionally, the company will debut the RFC-ONE real-time flash corrector, VRCAM-NX sensor less virtual studio/on-air graphics system, and MBP-1000VS-12G multi channel video server in its NAB booth, #C5117.
The lavender corrector neutralizes unwanted yellow undertones.
Talking about the design - the corrector looks like a vest, that should be fastened around the torso using a velcro strap.
This new electronic corrector platform offers best-in-class accuracy, expanded memory, advanced diagnostics and integrated cellular communications
While green primers and correctors tend to be great for Fitzpatrick skin types I-III, a yellow-based concealer/corrector can help to cover redness on those with skin types IV-VI.
So if you're fair-skinned and have a spot, you'll disguise it better if you apply green colour corrector first, rather than trying to smother it in concealer.
uk Marc Jacobs color corrector affair, PS28, Whether it's rosacea, spots, you've overdone it in the sun or are prone to a flushed face, a dash of mint (on paler skin tones) or moss green under your foundation will put paid to rosy patches.