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English definition of “correct”

correct

adjective     /kəˈrekt/
A2 in agreement with the true facts or with what is generally accepted : a correct answer "Is that the correct spelling ?" "I don't know - look it up in a dictionary ." It's not correct to describe them as " students ".formal " Your name is Angela Black ?" "That is correct." → Synonym right adjective → Opposite incorrectAccurate and exact B1 taking or showing great care to behave or speak in a way that is generally accepted and approved of: He's very correct in his dress / speech / manner , isn't he?Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good correctly     /-li/ adverb B1 Have I pronounced your name correctly?Accurate and exact correctness     /-nəs/ noun [U] He speaks with such correctness (= care ) that it sometimes sounds very formal .Accurate and exact
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