correct correct  /kə ˈrɛkt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) make right or correct
  2. (v) make reparations or amends for
  3. (v) censure severely
  4. (v) adjust for
  5. (v) punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
  6. (v) go down in value
  7. (v) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
  8. (v) treat a defect
  9. (adj) free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
  10. (adj) socially right or correct
  11. (adj) in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
  12. (adj) correct in opinion or judgment

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Usage(s):

  1. Annalisee found the exercises so easy that she played jokes on the testers--in one case she not only put blocks in the correct order but did it backward too.
  2. It is factually correct, it's absolutely factually correct.
  3. While it is improbable that the numbers are correct, a forecast that makes a prediction for a period of a decade could be, if well argued, plausible.

News

  1. Baseball-MLB suspends eight people over brawl

    (Refiles to correct LA team to Dodgers in first par) NEW YORK, June 14 (Reuters) - Eight people, including five players, were suspended while four others were fined for their part in Tuesday's bench-clearing brawl between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, Major League Baseball announced on Friday. Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy received the longest suspension after he was ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. CORRECT: PRESS RELEASE: Explosion at Williams' Geismar Plant

    CORRECT: PRESS RELEASE: Explosion at Williams' Geismar Plant
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. CORRECT: Deloitte Buys Hugh McColl's Investment Bank

    CORRECT: Deloitte Buys Hugh McColl's Investment Bank
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. "While the President is correct that people saving for college need to be fiscally responsible, the President needs to lay off Las Vegas and stop making it the poster child for where people shouldn't be spending their money," Reid said in a...
    on Feb 2, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source: Politico

  2. "I'm also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say. And it is permitted to be said such things as, 'Well, you know that Mr Obama is a Muslim'. Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim, he's a...
    on Oct 19, 2008 By: Colin Powell Source: Irish Times

  3. "One of the defences of the Bush administration in America and worldwide...... has been: 'Okay, we must be more correct in our actions than the world thinks because Great Britain is backing us,'" Carter said. "I think the combination of Bush...
    on May 19, 2007 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Reuters UK

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