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rek tuh fahy

  • v  math: determine the length of
    rectify a curve
  • v  reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities
  • v  bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
  • v  set straight or right
    rectify the inequities in salaries
  • v  make right or correct
    rectify the calculation
  • v  convert into direct current
    rectify alternating current

  • To be sure, Kopp was aware that the rest of AmeriCorps was being squeezed because of a bureaucratic accounting snafu and congressional reluctance to rectify the error.
  • We have to rectify the disparities in the distribution of income.
  • In an attempt to rectify the situation, the Committee, working with the Society of Authors and Writers, has opened a contest to put words to the Spanish national anthem.
News & Articles

  • Andover High gets reaccreditation
    ANDOVER -- Andover High School has been given marks and continued accreditation, but a short list of items to rectify has officials rolling up their sleeves and eager to get to work. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges voted in April
    June 12, 2013 - The Eagle-Tribune
  • Bill filed to raise state minimum wage
    The minimum wage has remained flat since 2008, but a bill promoted by state Sen. Marc Pacheco attempts to rectify that.
    June 10, 2013 - The Sun Chronicle
  • Indonesian workers protest at consulate in Saudi Arabia
    RIYADH (Reuters) - Indonesian workers frustrated by long waits to get exit visas from Saudi Arabia protested outside their Jeddah consulate on Sunday, setting fire to the building's outer wall and briefly clashing with security forces, witnesses said. Hundreds of thousands of foreign workers in the world's top oil exporter are trying to rectify their immigration status or leave the country ...
    June 9, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Charles Schumer in The Associated Press
    It is so unfair to put the burden of proof on the brave men and women who have already put themselves in harm's way,Schumer said Thursday. "These guidelines rectify that and should bring more veterans who've served their country the help...
  • Percy Downe in Vancouver Sun
    We should go back to the drawing board to rectify the mistakes.Weah also said it is time for African coaches to be given a chance at international level. Rabah Saadane with Algeria was the only African coach at this year's World Cup. They (African... George Weah http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Weah&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE2L5VoD_dRuzU383tg7SORan0XEg Dodge City Daily Globe http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.dodgeglobe.com/sports/prep/x1876480654/Europe-dominates-as-World-Cup-heads-into-final-week&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNF9iQaCvnj3hzzi28WYLm2TgmuEKw Jul 6, 2010 81342 109118 rectify It is clear that the do-not-call list is a great idea, but under this government, it has been totally useless for many Canadians. What isn't clear is why the government is not taking steps to rectify the problems," said Liberal Senator Percy...

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