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"rectify" in British English

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rectifyverb [T]

uk   /ˈrek.tɪ.faɪ/  us   /ˈrek.tə.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   /ˌrek.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌrek.tə.fəˈkeɪ.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 cause trouble, 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 stock market performance?rectify a problem/situation/mistake The CEO and upper management pledged to take the necessary steps to rectify the situation.be rectified Marketing strategies appear to have been weak and this must be rectified to facilitate growth.
FINANCE to spend more money or to make additional payments in order to deal with a difficult financial situation: The President failed to deliver on his promise to rectify the public finances. Contributions to the pension fund 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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“rectify” in Business English

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