Correct Cor*rect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corrected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Correcting}.] 1. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles. [1913 Webster]

This is a defect in the first make of some men's minds which can scarce ever be corrected afterwards. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

2. To remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend; to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to mark upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the type the changes so marked). [1913 Webster]

3. To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to discipline; as, a child should be corrected for lying. [1913 Webster]

My accuser is my 'prentice; and when I did correct him for his fault the other day, he did vow upon his knees he would be even with me. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To counteract the qualities of one thing by those of another; -- said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to correct the acidity of the stomach by alkaline preparations.

Syn: To amend; rectify; emend; reform; improve; chastise; punish; discipline; chasten. See {Amend}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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