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correct

verb [T]
 
 
/kəˈrekt/
MAKE RIGHT to make a mistake or problem right or better: The new software finds and corrects any errors on the hard disk.Correcting and mendingEditing and compiling
IMPROVE to improve the quality of something: These contact lenses will help to correct your vision.Correcting and mendingEditing and compiling
SHOW MISTAKE to show someone the mistakes in something they have said or written: Our teacher normally corrects our pronunciation.Correcting and mendingEditing and compiling
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