Translation of rectify in Spanish:

rectify

Pronunciation: /ˈrektəfaɪ; ˈrektɪfaɪ/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-fies, -fying, -fied)

  • 1 (correct) [mistake/fault] rectificar*
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    • Mr Diamond has been in contact with numerous council representatives in an effort to rectify the situation, to no avail.
    • However, if the damp problem has been rectified by correct installation of the stainless-steel flue, there is no need to seal the wall.
    • A concerted effort must be made to rectify the situation.
  • 2 [Electricity/Electricidad] rectificar*
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    • Similar to an electrical diode that rectifies an alternating voltage, it might rectify an alternating force to generate a net movement in one direction.
    • We are also investigating tunnel diodes, which rectify the IR-frequency current waves in the antenna arms.
    • It works by moving a magnet through a coil of wire and produces a alternating current which must then be rectified by the use of diodes.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.