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Meaning of “rectify” in the English Dictionary

"rectify" in British English

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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 ​substancepure
  • rectify verb [T] (ELECTRIC CURRENT)

specialized electronics to ​change an ​electricalcurrent from AC to DC
rectification
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌrek.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ formal
(Definition of rectify from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rectify" in American English

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rectifyverb [T]

 us   /ˈrek·təˌfɑɪ/
to ​correct or make ​right: I hadn’t ​meant to ​causetrouble, and ​asked what I could do to rectify the ​situation.
(Definition of rectify from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rectify" in Business English

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rectifyverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈrektɪfaɪ/
to ​deal with a problem or mistake so that it no ​longer exists: How do we rectify the alarming ​fall in ​stockmarketperformance?rectify a problem/situation/mistake The ​CEO and upper ​managementpledged to take the necessary ​steps to rectify the ​situation.be rectified Marketing ​strategies appear to have been ​weak and this must be rectified to ​facilitategrowth.
FINANCE to ​spend more ​money or to make ​additionalpayments in ​order to ​deal with a difficult ​financialsituation: The ​Presidentfailed to ​deliver on his promise to rectify the ​publicfinances. Contributions to the ​pensionfund have been ​increased to about £1m ​annually and the ​firm expects this to rectify the ​shortfall within about 10 ​years.
(Definition of rectify from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “rectify”
in Spanish rectificar…
in Vietnamese chỉnh cho bằng…
in Malaysian memperbetulkan…
in Thai ทำให้ถูกต้อง…
in French rectifier…
in German berichtigen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 改正, 纠正, 矫正…
in Turkish doğrultmak, düzeltmek, ...ı/i gidermek…
in Russian исправлять, налаживать…
in Indonesian mengoreksi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改正, 糾正, 矯正…
in Polish naprawiać…
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