accurate or true, without any mistakes
Do you have the correct time?
the correct answer
Please check that these details are correct.
‘Are you in charge here?’ ‘That's correct.’
Am I correct in saying that you know a lot about wine?
right and suitable, so that sth is done as it should be done
Do you know the correct way to shut the machine down?
I think you've made the correct decision.
taking care to speak or behave in a way that follows the accepted standards or rules
a correct young lady
He is always very correct in his speech.
Have you spelled it correctly?
They reasoned, correctly, that she was away for the weekend.
He was looking correctly grave.
The correctness of this decision may be doubted.
used to say that all the things or people who should be there are now there
to make sth right or accurate, for example by changing it or removing mistakes
Read through your work and correct any mistakes that you find.
Their eyesight can be corrected in just a few minutes by the use of a laser.
They issued a statement correcting the one they had made earlier.
of a teacher
to mark the mistakes in a piece of work (and sometimes give a mark/grade to the work)
I spent all evening correcting essays.
to tell sb that they have made a mistake
Correct me if I'm wrong , but isn't this last year's brochure?
Yes, you're right─ I stand corrected (= I accept that I made a mistake) .
‘It's Yates, not Wates,’ she corrected him.
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.
treat a defect
- The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia
make right or correct
- Correct the mistakes
- rectify the calculation
alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
- Adjust the clock, please
- correct the alignment of the front wheels
- She chastised him for his insensitive remarks
go down in value
- the stock market corrected
- prices slumped
make reparations or amends for
- right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust
punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience
- The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently
近义词: discipline,sort out
- engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
近义词: compensate,counterbalance,make up,even out,even off,even up
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
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