morally good or acceptable; correct according to law or a person's duty
You were quite right to criticize him.
Is it ever right to kill?
It seems only right to warn you of the risk.
I hope we're doing the right thing .
true or correct as a fact
Did you get the answer right?
‘What's the right time ?’ ‘10.37.’
‘David, isn't it?’ ‘Yes, that's right .’
It was Monday you went to see Angie, right?
Let me get this right (= understand correctly) ─you want us to do an extra ten hours' work for no extra pay?
correct for a particular situation or thing, or for a particular person
Have you got the right money (= the exact amount) for the bus fare?
Is this the right way to the beach?
You're not holding it the right way up .
Are you sure you've got that on the right way round ?
Next time we'll get it right .
He's the right man for the job.
I'm glad you split up. She wasn't right for you.
I was waiting for the right moment to ask him.
She knows all the right people (= important people, for example those who can help her career) .
His success was down to being in the right place at the right time (= being able to take opportunities when they came) .
correct in your opinion or judgement
She was right about Tom having no money.
You're right to be cautious.
‘It's not easy.’ ‘Yeah, you're right .’
Am I right in thinking we've met before?
in a normal or good enough condition
I don't feel quite right today (= I feel ill/sick) .
That sausage doesn't smell right.
Things aren't right between her parents.
If only I could have helped put matters right .
He's not quite right in the head (= not mentally normal) .
of, on or towards the side of the body that is towards the east when a person faces north
my right eye
Keep on the right side of the road.
Take a right turn at the intersection.
used to emphasize sth bad
You made a right mess of that!
I felt a right idiot.
the rightness (= justice) of their cause
the rightness of his decision
used to say that sb is willing to give up a lot in order to have or do sth that they really want
I'd have given my right arm to have been there with them.
(not) mentally normal
in excellent health or condition
certainly; in a way that cannot be denied
You heard me right enough (= so don't pretend that you did not) .
used to express strong approval or encouragement
with the top part turned to the top; in the correct, normal position
I dropped my toast, but luckily it fell right side up.
used to say that everything will be all right, even if there is a problem now
used to say that there is no doubt about sth
‘We need to stick together.’ ‘Too right!’
‘I'll have to do it again.’ ‘Too right you will.’
开始时关系良好 / 不好
to start a relationship well/badly
I seem to have got off on the wrong foot with the new boss.
to be a sensible person
used to say that sb's intentions are kind and sincere even though they sometimes do the wrong thing
to have found a very good or successful way of living, doing sth, etc.
He's certainly got the right idea─retiring at 55.
having the power to do sth gives you the right to do it
Their foreign policy is based on the principle that ‘might is right’.
the man who would be the right husband for a particular woman
I'm not getting married in a hurry─I'm waiting for Mr Right to come along.
做（或说、写）得得体 / 不得体
to do, say or write sth that is suitable/not suitable for a particular occasion
to make sb pleased with you/annoyed with you
思路对头 / 不对头；做法对路 / 不对路
thinking or behaving in the right/wrong way
Lee was standing right behind her.
The wind was right in our faces.
I'm right behind you on this one (= I am supporting you) .
The bus came right on time.
all the way; completely
The car spun right off the track.
I'm right out of ideas.
She kept right on swimming until she reached the other side.
immediately; without delay
I'll be right back.
I'll be right with you (= I am coming very soon) .
You guessed right.
in the way that things should happen or are supposed to happen
Nothing's going right for me today.
on or to the right side
Turn right at the end of the street.
She owes money right and left.
immediately; without delay
I want it sent right away.
I told him right off what I thought of him.
at this moment
He's not in the office right now.
Do it right now!
immediately; without delay
We both liked each other right off the bat.
to make sure that sb has all they need or want
You needn't worry about money─I'll see you right.
used to say that sth that has happened to sb is their own fault and they deserve it
Left you, did she? It serves you right for being so selfish.
sth morally good
what is morally good or correct
She doesn't understand the difference between right and wrong.
You did right to tell me about it.
They both had some right on their side.
He wouldn't apologize. He knew he was in the right (= had justice on his side) .
It was difficult to establish the rights and wrongs (= the true facts) of the matter.
正当 / 合法要求
a moral or legal claim to have or get sth or to behave in a particular way
Everyone has a right to a fair trial.
You have no right to stop me from going in there.
What gives you the right to do that?
She had every right to be angry.
You're quite within your rights to ask for your money back.
By rights (= if justice were done) half the money should be mine.
There is no right of appeal against the decision.
Education is provided by the state as of right (= everyone has a right to it) .
The property belongs to her by right .
They had fought hard for equal rights .
for book/movie, etc.
the authority to perform, publish, film, etc. a particular work, event, etc.
He sold the rights for $2 million.
all rights reserved (= protected or kept for the owners of the book, film/movie, etc.)
not left side
the right side or direction
Take the first street on the right .
She seated me on her right.
the first, second, etc. road on the right side
Take the first right, then the second left.
a turn to the right
to make a right
to hang a right
political groups that most strongly support the capitalist system
The Right in British politics is represented by the Conservative Party.
the part of a political party whose members are most conservative
He's on the right of the Labour Party.
a blow that is made with your right hand
with definite proof of having committed a crime, so that you cannot claim to be innocent
We've got you bang to rights handling stolen property.
to treat sb fairly
because of your personal qualifications or efforts, not because of your connection with sb else
She sings with a rock band, but she's also a jazz musician in her own right.
to correct sb/sth; to put things in their right places or right order
It took me ages to put things to rights after the workmen had left.
to talk about how the world could be changed to be a better place
We stayed up all night, setting the world to rights.
used to say that if sb does sth bad to you, the situation will not be improved by doing sth bad to them
return to position
to return sb/sth/yourself to the normal, vertical position
They learnt to right a capsized canoe.
At last the plane righted itself and flew on.
to correct sth that is wrong or not in its normal state
Righting the economy will demand major cuts in expenditure.
to do sth to correct an unfair situation or sth bad that you have done
used to show that you accept a statement or an order
‘You may find it hurts a little at first.’ ‘Right.’
‘Barry's here.’ ‘Oh, right.’
‘I'll have a whisky and soda.’ ‘ Right you are , sir.’
used to get sb's attention to say that you are ready to do sth, or to tell them to do sth
Right! Let's get going.
used to check that sb agrees with you or has understood you
So that's twenty of each sort, right?
And I didn't think any more of it, right, but Mum says I should see a doctor.
used to say that you do not believe sb or that you disagree with them
‘I won't be late tonight.’ ‘ Yeah, right .’
Both these words describe a belief, opinion, decision or method that is suitable or the best one for a particular situation.
if sb is right to do or think sth, that is a good thing to do or think in that situation
You're right to be cautious.
You made the right decision.
‘It's not easy.’ ‘Yes, you're right.’
(of a method, belief, opinion or decision) right and suitable in a particular situation
What's the correct way to shut the machine down?
I don't think she's correct to say he's incompetent.
right or correct?
Correct is more formal than right . It is more often used for methods and right is more often used for beliefs, opinions and decisions.
These words all describe sth that cannot be doubted as fact and includes no mistakes.
connected with facts rather than things that have been invented or guessed
Are the following statements true or false ?
Is it true (that) she's leaving?
that is true and cannot be doubted as a fact
I got about half the answers right.
What's the right time?
right according to the facts and without any mistakes
Only one of the answers is correct.
Check that all the details are correct.
right or correct?
Correct is more formal than right and is more likely to be used in official or formal instructions or documents.
[usually before noun] giving all the details correctly
She gave an exact description of the attacker.
giving all the details clearly and correctly
Please give precise details about your previous experience.
correct in every detail
Accurate records must be kept at all times.
exact, precise or accurate?
Accurate can often be used before a noun in the same way as exact and precise .
上述的词用于连系动词后，尤其在否定句中，侧重点稍有不同。not very exact/precise指缺乏细节；not very accurate指出了细节，但细节有误；precise含明确、确切和准确之义；短语be precise about sth可用于人，指能准确说出某事；exact通常不这样用：
When the words are used after a linking verb, there is a slightly different emphasis, especially in negative statements. A description that is not very exact/precise lacks details; a description that is not very accurate gives details, but the details are wrong. Precise includes the idea of being clear and certain as well as correct and can be used to talk about people in the phrase be precise about sth . Exact is not usually used in this way.
[not before noun] ( BrE informal ) exactly right
His guess was spot on.
Right and rightly can both be used as adverbs. In the sense ‘correctly’ or ‘in the right way’, right is the usual adverb. It is only used after verbs.
He did it right.
Did I spell your name right?
Rightly cannot be used like this. In formal language correctly is used.
Is your name spelled correctly?
The usual meaning of rightly is ‘for a good reason’ and it comes before an adjective.
They are rightly proud of their children.
It can be used to mean ‘correctly’ before a verb or in particular phrases.
As you rightly say, we have a serious problem.
In NAmE rightly is not at all common.
a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east
- take a right at the corner
the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right
近义词: right field,rightfield
anything in accord with principles of justice
- he feels he is in the right
- the rightfulness of his claim
an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature;it is something that nobody can take away"
- they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
- Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevel
- a right is not something that somebody gives yo
the hand that is on the right side of the body
- he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left
- hit him with quick rights to the body
近义词: right hand
those who support political or social or economic conservatism;those who believe that things are better left unchanged
近义词: right wing
location near or direction toward the right side;i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
- he stood on the right
(frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing
- mineral rights
- film rights
make right or correct
- Correct the mistakes
- rectify the calculation
regain an upright or proper position
- The capsized boat righted again
put in or restore to an upright position
- They righted the sailboat that had capsized
make reparations or amends for
- right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust
- a veracious account
appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs
- everything in its proper place
- the right man for the job
- she is not suitable for the position
free from error;especially conforming to fact or truth
- the correct answer
- the correct version
- the right answer
- took the right road
- the right decision
correct in opinion or judgment
- time proved him right
most suitable or right for a particular purpose
- a good time to plant tomatoes
- the right time to act
- the time is ripe for great sociological changes
having the axis perpendicular to the base
- a right angle
socially right or correct
- it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye
- correct behavior
in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
- what's the right word for this?
- the right way to open oysters
of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
- my right hand
- right center field
- a right-hand turn
- the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream
in conformance with justice or law or morality
- do the right thing and confess
in or into a satisfactory condition
- things are right again now
- put things right
(Southern regional intensive) very;to a great degree
- the baby is mighty cute
- he's mighty tired
- it is powerful humid
- that boy is powerful big now
- they have a right nice place
- they rejoiced mightily
- he fell flop on his face
- she called right after dinner
an interjection expressing agreement
近义词: right on
in the right manner
- please do your job properly!
- can't you carry me decent?
近义词: properly,decently,decent,in good order,the right way
in an accurate manner
- the flower had been correctly depicted by his son
- he guessed right
- stand right here!
- she felt right at home
- he fell right into the trap
in accordance with moral or social standards
- that serves him right
- do right by him
toward or on the right;also used figuratively
- he looked right and left
- the party has moved right