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English definition of “rectify”

rectify

verb [T] uk   /ˈrek.tɪ.faɪ/ us  

rectify verb [T] (CORRECT)

C1 formal to correct something or make something right: I am determined to take whatever action is necessary to rectify the situation. Every effort is made to rectify any errors/mistakes before the book is printed.Correcting and mendingEditing and compilingMaking things betterBecoming better

rectify verb [T] (MAKE PURE)

specialized chemistry to make a substance purePhysical and chemical processes

rectify verb [T] (ELECTRIC CURRENT)

specialized electronics to change an electrical current from AC to DCElectricity and electronics
rectification
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌrek.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ formal us  
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