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      vb   tr  
1    to make free from errors  
2    to indicate the errors in  
3    to rebuke or punish in order to set right or improve  
to correct a child, to stand corrected     
4    to counteract or rectify (a malfunction, ailment, etc.)  
these glasses will correct your sight     
5    to adjust or make conform, esp. to a standard  
6    free from error; true; accurate  
the correct version     
7    in conformity with accepted standards  
correct behaviour     
     (C14: from Latin corrigere to make straight, put in order, from com- (intensive) + regere to rule)  
  correctable, correctible      adj  
  correctly      adv  
  correctness      n  
  corrector      n  

politically correct  
      adj   demonstrating progressive ideals, esp. by avoiding vocabulary that is considered offensive, discriminatory, or judgmental, esp. concerning race and gender,   (Abbrev.)    PC  
  political correctness      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    adjust, amend, cure, emend, improve, rectify, redress, reform, regulate, remedy, right, set the record straight  
2    admonish, chasten, chastise, chide, discipline, punish, reprimand, reprove  
3    accurate, equitable, exact, faultless, flawless, just, O.K. or okay     (informal)   on the right lines, precise, regular, right, strict, true  
4    acceptable, appropriate, diplomatic, fitting, kosher     (informal)   O.K. or okay     (informal)   proper, seemly, standard  
,       vb  
1    damage, harm, impair, ruin, spoil  
2    compliment, excuse, praise  
3    false, inaccurate, incorrect, untrue, wrong  
4    improper, inappropriate, unacceptable, unfitting, unsuitable  

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