rectify Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "rectify" - English Dictionary

See all translations

rectifyverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈrek.tɪ.faɪ/

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.

rectify verb [T] (MAKE PURE)

specialized chemistry to make a substance pure

rectify verb [T] (ELECTRIC CURRENT)

specialized electronics to change an electrical current from AC to DC
rectification
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌrek.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ formal
Translations of “rectify”
in Vietnamese chỉnh cho bằng…
in Spanish rectificar…
in Thai ทำให้ถูกต้อง…
in Malaysian memperbetulkan…
in French rectifier…
in German berichtigen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改正, 糾正, 矯正…
in Indonesian mengoreksi…
in Russian исправлять, налаживать…
in Turkish doğrultmak, düzeltmek, ...ı/i gidermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 改正, 纠正, 矫正…
in Polish naprawiać…
(Definition of rectify from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rectify?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “rectify” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
truth

the quality of being true

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More