Definition of aright in English:



  • Correctly; properly.

    ‘I wondered if I'd heard aright’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Besides, if I read Alan aright, he's just as terrified as I am.’
    • ‘If we reason aright, they believe, we shall remake people and thereby remake the world.’
    • ‘If I understood him aright, the merchants have obtained help.’
    • ‘Pray that I lead us aright, then, or you will never let me forget it.’
    • ‘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 I understand it aright, objective calculation and measurement take their cue from - and ultimately serve - circumspective involvement in the world.’
    • ‘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…’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was, if I read his demeanour aright, delighted with the whole episode.’
    • ‘Strictly, the logical structures of language, world, and their relation show themselves or make themselves manifest when one sees them aright.’
    • ‘We had been talking of horses, if I remember aright, just before leaving the Rue C -.’
    • ‘The latter version of Christianity promises nothing less than to set the world aright.’
    • ‘So be careful of your duty, and set aright matters of your difference.’
    • ‘But more than this, it seems to me to be an insane and irresponsible course of action if I'm reading the attorney aright.’
    accurately, right, rightly, faithfully, unerringly, precisely, exactly, faultlessly, flawlessly, perfectly, without error, without flaws
    correctly, rightly, right, all right
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Old English on riht, ariht (see a- ‘in’, right).