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.
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This is a defect in the first make of some men's minds which can scarce ever be corrected afterwards.
T. Burnet.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Cor*rect"i*ble

(-r?k"t?-b'l),

Cor*rect"a*ble

(-r?k"t?-b'l), } a. Capable of being corrected.
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