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English definition of “correct”

correct

adjective uk   /kəˈrekt/ us  
A2 in agreement with the true facts or with what is generally accepted: a correct answer "Is that the correct spelling?" "I don't know - look it up in a dictionary." It's not correct to describe them as "students".formal "Your name is Angela Black?" "That is correct."
Synonym
Opposite
Accurate and exact
B1 taking or showing great care to behave or speak in a way that is generally accepted and approved of: He's very correct in his dress/speech/manner, isn't he?Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
correctly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
B1 Have I pronounced your name correctly?Accurate and exact
correctness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
He speaks with such correctness (= care) that it sometimes sounds very formal.Accurate and exact

correct

verb [T] uk   /kəˈrekt/ us  
B2 to show or tell someone that something is wrong and to make it right: Students said it was helpful if the teacher corrected their pronunciation. I've got 30 exam papers to correct.Correcting and mendingEditing and compiling If a medical treatment corrects a particular condition, it cures the condition or makes it easier to manage: glasses to correct poor vision a chair that corrects bad postureRecovering from illness correct me if I'm wrong but... said as a polite and slightly formal way of disagreeing with someone: Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think we arranged the meeting for the 12 December.Polite expressions
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