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American English: /kəˈrɛkt/
British English: /kəˈrɛkt/

Translation of correct in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (put right)
    to correct somebody's eyesight/posture
    corregirle la vista/postura a alguien
    bad habits are difficult to correct
    es muy difícil corregir las malas costumbres
    correct me if I'm wrong, but … I stand corrected (formal or humorous)
    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.
    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.


  • 1 (true, right)
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (proper)
    he's always very correct
    siempre es correctísimo or muy correcto
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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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