- (nonstandard) To correct.
- When your worship's pleas'd to correctify a lady. — Beaumont and Fletcher.
1859, Seba Smith, My thirty years out of the Senate, page 364:
- I've correctified the minutes of Secretary Stiles, and send it to you to publish, to let our Democratic brethren, all over the country, know that we've made a rally here to try to save the party […]
- 2005, Gaétan Soucy, Sheila Fischman, Vaudeville!
- "You're a demolisher?" "Apprentice!" replied Xavier enthusiastically, holding up a correctifying finger.
- 2005, Grey Gundaker, Judith McWillie, No space hidden: the spirit of African American yard work (page 106)
- They recognized Him being that they approached Him but he correctified them. That's what the Bible was saying and you got to believe.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.