Definition of aright in English:

aright

adverb

dialect
  • Correctly; properly.

    ‘I wondered if I'd heard aright’
    • ‘Good, of course, must routinely triumph, and if a cad is in need of redemption, then the love of a good woman will set him aright.’
    • ‘Pray that I lead us aright, then, or you will never let me forget it.’
    • ‘If I understood him aright, the merchants have obtained help.’
    • ‘The report was a window into our boy, in an environment where we are not readily to hand to lean on or put things aright or correct him.’
    • ‘If we reason aright, they believe, we shall remake people and thereby remake the world.’
    • ‘We had been talking of horses, if I remember aright, just before leaving the Rue C -.’
    • ‘But more than this, it seems to me to be an insane and irresponsible course of action if I'm reading the attorney aright.’
    • ‘He was, if I read his demeanour aright, delighted with the whole episode.’
    • ‘Failing to understand the question aright, the Africans replied that it was ‘something to eat’, nyami in Guinea.’
    • ‘I did not think I could write any letter which could explain this aright; and the thought of a strange monk reading my words to her made my throat dry.’
    • ‘If I remember aright, it's extremely difficult to have an argument in the dialect…’
    • ‘If I understand it aright, objective calculation and measurement take their cue from - and ultimately serve - circumspective involvement in the world.’
    • ‘So be careful of your duty, and set aright matters of your difference.’
    • ‘Strictly, the logical structures of language, world, and their relation show themselves or make themselves manifest when one sees them aright.’
    • ‘The latter version of Christianity promises nothing less than to set the world aright.’
    • ‘Besides, if I read Alan aright, he's just as terrified as I am.’
    • ‘To hear it aright you must stand in the darkness of such a by-street as this, and for the moment be at one with those who dwell around.’
    • ‘Anyway, if I have understood things aright, these two gentlemen seem to have noticed that books for kids seem to do pretty well these days.’
    accurately, right, rightly, faithfully, unerringly, precisely, exactly, faultlessly, flawlessly, perfectly, without error, without flaws
    correctly, rightly, right, all right
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Origin

Old English on riht, ariht (see a- ‘in’, right).

Pronunciation

aright

/əˈrʌɪt/