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This page has 11 definitions of correct in English, Dutch, Flemish, and French. Correct is an adjective, interjection and verb. Examples of how to use correct in a sentence are shown. Also define these 16 related words and terms: error, manners, well behaved, OK, grade, examination, papers, inform, discipline, punish, correct, right, passable, okay, fine, and alright.
English correct definition
Borrowed from French correct, from Latin correctus (“improved, amended, correct”), past participle of corrigere, conrigere (“to make straight, make right, make better, improve, correct”), from com- (“together”) + regere (“to make straight, rule”).
- Free from error; true; accurate.
- Your test was completely correct, you get 10 out of 10
- We all agreed they'd made the correct decision.
- With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.
Manners definitionplural of
Well Behaved definitionAlternative form of
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- (transitive) To make something that was wrong become right; to remove error from.
- You'll need to correct your posture if you're going to be a professional dancer.
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- Her millions of adoring fans had yet to hear her speak, and when she finally did, she sounded more like a sailor than a starlet, spewing a profanity-laced, G-dropping Brooklynese that no amount of dialect coaching could correct.
- The navigator corrected the course of the ship.
- (by extension, transitive) To grade (examination papers).
- The teacher stayed up all night correcting exams.
Papers definitionplural of .
- (transitive) To inform (someone) of their error.
- It's rude to correct your parents.
- (transitive) To discipline; to punish.
Discipline definitionA controlled behaviour; self-control.
- An enforced compliance or control.
- A systematic method of obtaining obedience.
- A state of order based on submission to authority.
- A set of rules regulating behaviour.
- A punishment to train or maintain control.
- See also Thesaurus:repair
- correct in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- correct in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- correct at OneLook Dictionary Search
Dutch correct definition
|Inflection of correct|
French correct definition
- correct, right
- Votre réponse est correcte. ― Your answer is correct.
- (colloquial) passable, okay
- Le restaurant auquel nous sommes allés était correct, sans plus.
- The restaurant we went to was okay, but nothing more.
Okay definitionAlternative spelling of
- (Quebec, colloquial) OK, fine, alright
- Chuis tellement désolé ! T'es correct ? ― I'm so sorry! You OK?
- Ouais, c'est correct. ― Yeah, it's fine.
Fine definitionSenses referring to subjective quality.
- Of superior quality. (1 of 17 fine definitions)