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Pronunciation: /kəˈrekt/

Translation of correct in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (put right) [mistake/defect] corregir*; [exam/proofs] corregir*; [person] corregir* to correct sb's eyesight/posture corregirle* la vista/postura a algn bad habits are difficult to correct es muy difícil corregir las malas costumbres correct me if I'm wrong, but … perdón, pero yo creo que … I stand corrected [formal or hum] reconozco mi error
    Example sentences
    • However, only one of the faults was corrected, it emerged yesterday.
    • Residents of neighbouring Brandon Grove are without electricity for two hours tonight while the fault is corrected.
    • How it has taken almost a month to correct whatever fault that has rendered the traffic lights at this dangerous junction inoperable is beyond me.
    Example sentences
    • The proofreader then corrects the text and the editor looks through it again and makes the final changes.
    • We are grateful to J. Eckart for correcting the English text.
    • Though Ernst says he repeatedly offered to correct the text free of charge, his overtures were rejected.
    1.2 (punish) [dated/anticuado] [euphemistic/eufemístico] [child] corregir*; [criminal] castigar*
    Example sentences
    • I stand corrected by Justin, Arbiter of Absolute Truth in Minor Jokes.
    • Howard sips claret from a picnic hamper as he corrects other people's mistakes.
    • But I call upon any antepost dog experts in the audience to correct me if I'm mistaken.

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (true, right) [answer/time/figures] correcto you're quite correct está usted en lo cierto would I be correct in thinking/saying that … ? ¿estaría en lo cierto si pensara/dijera que … ? are you Mr Clive Davis? —that's correct ¿es usted el señor Clive Davis? —el mismo 1.2 (proper) [manners/dress/language] correcto he's always very correct siempre es correctísimo or muy correcto

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