Definition of aright in English:

aright

adverb

dialect
  • Correctly; properly.

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

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

Pronunciation

aright

/əˈrʌɪt/