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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Correct  \Cor*rect"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Corrected};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Correcting}.] 
  1.  To  make  right  to  bring  to  the  standard  of  truth,  justice, 
  or  propriety;  to  rectify;  as  to  correct  manners  or 
  principles. 
 
  This  is  a  defect  in  the  first  make  of  some  men's 
  minds  which  can  scarce  ever  be  corrected  afterwards. 
  --T.  Burnet. 
 
  2.  To  remove  or  retrench  the  faults  or  errors  of  to  amend; 
  to  set  right  as  to  correct  the  proof  (that  is  to  mark 
  upon  the  margin  the  changes  to  be  made  or  to  make  in  the 
  type  the  changes  so  marked). 
 
  3.  To  bring  back  or  attempt  to  bring  back  to  propriety  in 
  morals;  to  reprove  or  punish  for  faults  or  deviations  from 
  moral  rectitude;  to  chastise;  to  discipline;  as  a  child 
  should  be  corrected  for  lying. 
 
  My  accuser  is  my  'prentice;  and  when  I  did  correct 
  him  for  his  fault  the  other  day  he  did  vow  upon  his 
  knees  he  would  be  even  with  me  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  counteract  the  qualities  of  one  thing  by  those  of 
  another;  --  said  of  whatever  is  wrong  or  injurious;  as  to 
  correct  the  acidity  of  the  stomach  by  alkaline 
  preparations. 
 
  Syn:  To  amend;  rectify;  emend;  reform;  improve;  chastise; 
  punish;  discipline;  chasten.  See  {Amend}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  correcting 
  n  :  the  act  of  offering  an  improvement  to  replace  a  mistake 
  [syn:  {correction},  {rectification}] 




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