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English definition of “right”

right

verb [T]     /raɪt/
formal If you right a situation or a mistake, you make it better or correct it: It's a terrible situation and we should right it as soon as possible.Correcting and mendingEditing and compiling If a boat rights itself, it turns itself back to its correct position in the water: The canoe will right itself if it capsizes.Staying afloat, capsizing and sinking
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