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rectify

verb [T] uk   /ˈrek.tɪ.faɪ/ us  

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/ formal us  
Translations of “rectify”
in Spanish rectificar…
in French rectifier…
in German berichtigen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改正, 糾正, 矯正…
in Russian исправлять, налаживать…
in Turkish doğrultmak, düzeltmek, ...ı/i gidermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 改正, 纠正, 矫正…
in Polish naprawiać…
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