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English definition of “rectify”

rectify

verb [T] (CORRECT)    /ˈrek.tɪ.faɪ/ formal
C1 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 rectification     /ˌrek.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] formal
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