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Synonyms of correct in English:

adjective

  • 1 the correct answer
    right, accurate, true, exact, precise, unerring, faithful, strict, faultless, flawless, error-free, perfect, letter-perfect, word-perfect
    informal on the mark, on the nail, bang on, (right) on the money, on the button
    [Antonyms] wrong, inaccurate
  • 2 correct behavior
    proper, seemly, decorous, decent, respectable, right, suitable, fit, fitting, befitting, appropriate, apt;
    approved, accepted, conventional, customary, traditional, orthodox, comme il faut
    [Antonyms] improper
  • verb

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  • 1 proofread your work and correct any mistakes
    rectify, put right, set right, right, amend, emend, remedy, repair
  • 2 an attempt to correct the trade imbalance
  • 3 the thermostat needs correcting
    adjust, regulate, fix, set, standardize, normalize, calibrate, fine-tune
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