Translation of correct in Spanish:
- 1.1 (put right)(mistake/defect)
corregir(person)to correct somebody's eyesight/posture
corregircorregirle la vista/postura a alguienbad habits are difficult to correctes muy difícil corregir las malas costumbrescorrect me if I'm wrong, but … I stand corrected [formal or hum]reconozco mi errorExample 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 sentences1.2 (punish) [dated] [euphemistic]
- 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.
- 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.
- 1.1 (true, right)(answer/time/figures)you're quite correct
correctoestá usted en lo ciertowould 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 mismoExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (proper)
- Without the ability to gather correct information and facts a free person cannot make decisions and choices.
- The templates help ensure that the correct information is in fact recorded and stored.
- They want to kill the messenger although he is speaking the truth and his facts are correct.
(manners/dress/language)he's always very correct
- They were correct in their judgement not to rush into a quick decision in appointing the new man.
- The Court of Appeal, in our opinion, was correct in applying the dicta of the Acting Chief Justice and did so without error.
- If they were correct in their opinion, then the Constitution is on their side.
correctosiempre es correctísimo or muy correctoExample sentences
- Please co-operate by only depositing the correct recyclables in the appropriate containers.
- Gone is the need to manually set the VCR whilst separately ensuring the cable box is on the correct channel at the appropriate time.
- When the library receives a media request from an application, it mounts the appropriate cartridge to the correct drive.
- Therefore, while we are not always to blame for their behavior, we are correct to feel responsible.
- He is the fountain-head of good manners and correct social behaviour as well as the ultimate spiritual and ethical guide.
- In a normal society something like Hooke's Law would operate on them as they veered out of the groove of correct behaviour.
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