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Meaning of "right" in Essential American English Dictionary

right

adjective   /rɑɪt/
A1 correct or true: He only got half the answers right. You’re right about Alison – she’s incredible! “You came here in 1989, didn’t you?” “That’s right.”
A2 on or towardthe side of your body that is to the east when you are facing north: your right hand
B1 suitable or best in a particular situation: I’m not sure she’s the right person for the job.
fair or morally acceptable: It isn’t right to lie. Someone had to tell him – I think you did the right thing.
(Definition of right adjective from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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