correct

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Etymology[edit]

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).

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  • IPA(key): /kəˈɹɛkt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛkt
  • Hyphenation: cor‧rect

Adjective[edit]

correct (comparative more correct, superlative most correct)

  1. Free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth.
  2. With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.

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Verb[edit]

correct (third-person singular simple present corrects, present participle correcting, simple past and past participle corrected)

  1. (transitive) To make something that was not valid become right. To remove error.
    • 2012, Christoper Zara, Tortured Artists: From Picasso and Monroe to Warhol and Winehouse, the Twisted Secrets of the World's Most Creative Minds, part 1, chapter 1, page 27:
      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.
    He corrected the position of the book on the mantle.
  2. (by extension, transitive) To grade (examination papers).
  3. (transitive) To inform (someone) of the latter's error.
    It's rude to correct your parents.

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correct (comparative correcter, superlative correctst)

  1. correct

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Inflection of correct
uninflected correct
inflected correcte
comparative correcter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial correct correcter het correctst
het correctste
indefinite m./f. sing. correcte correctere correctste
n. sing. correct correcter correctste
plural correcte correctere correctste
definite correcte correctere correctste
partitive corrects correcters

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin correctus.

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correct m (feminine singular correcte, masculine plural corrects, feminine plural correctes)

  1. correct
  2. (colloquial) passable
    • Le restaurant auquel nous sommes allés était correct, sans plus.

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