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English definition of “correct”

correct

verb [T]     /kəˈrekt/
B2 to show or tell someone that something is wrong and to make it right: Students said it was helpful if the teacher corrected their pronunciation. I've got 30 exam papers to correct.Correcting and mendingEditing and compiling If a medical treatment corrects a particular condition, it cures the condition or makes it easier to manage: glasses to correct poor vision a chair that corrects bad postureRecovering from illness correct me if I'm wrong but... said as a polite and slightly formal way of disagreeing with someone: Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think we arranged the meeting for the 12 December.Polite expressions
(Definition of correct verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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