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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?
Cassie says: "The trick is to use a colourcorrective concealer first." If your shadows are blue or purple toned, use a yellow corrector, if they're brown or dark grey use a peach-toned corrector.
If your shadows are blue or purple toned, use a yellow corrector on them, or if they're brown or dark grey use a peach-toned corrector.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced that treatment with the triple combination of the next-generation corrector VX-659, tezacaftor and ivacaftor resulted in statistically significant improvements in lung function in two Phase 3 studies in people with cystic fibrosis, or CF.
We did not use pitch corrector on his voice as he was singing in the right sur (tone) and (despite being) the shy person that he is, he got extremely comfortable the moment I kind of increased the masti (fun) quotient while we were shooting the video.
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.
produced a posture corrector, which can be assigned to "standard posture belts" type.
Integrated with the EC 350 volume corrector and MiWireless product line, it is fully field-programmable and simple to use through its short-range wireless communication or serial interfaces, and associated set of programming software.
If you are dealing with blue-toned skin lesions, such as periorbital veins, the ideal corrector is one with peach or orange undertones.