Synonyms of correct in English:

correct


See definition of correct

adjective

1‘the answer he gave was perfectly correct’

SYNONYMS

right, accurate, true, veracious, exact, precise, unerring, faithful, strict, faultless, flawless, errorless, error-free, perfect, word-perfect, scrupulous, meticulous

on the right track, along the right lines

informal OK, on the mark, on the beam, on the nail, on the button

British informal spot on, bang on

North American informal on the money

ANTONYMS

incorrect, wrong

2‘she wondered whether it was the correct thing to say’

SYNONYMS

proper, seemly, decorous, decent, respectable, right, suitable, fit, fitting, befitting, appropriate, apt

conventional, approved, accepted, standard, usual, customary, traditional, orthodox

comme il faut

informal OK

ANTONYMS

improper


verb

1‘proofread your work and correct any mistakes you find’

SYNONYMS

rectify, put right, set right, right, amend, emend, remedy, redress, cure, square, make good, improve, better, ameliorate, repair, revise, alter, edit, rewrite, redraft, rescript, reword, rework

sort out, clear up, deal with

informal patch up, clean up, iron out

2‘all homework should be corrected by your teacher’

SYNONYMS

indicate errors in, show mistakes in, point out faults in

mark, assess, evaluate, appraise

3‘it is important that a vitamin deficiency is corrected by good diet’

SYNONYMS

counteract, offset, counterbalance, compensate for, make up for, neutralize

4‘motorists can have their headlights corrected at a reduced price’

SYNONYMS

adjust, regulate, fix, set, set right, set to rights, standardize, normalize, calibrate, fine-tune, make good, put in working order, overhaul

informal jigger, tweak, twiddle, patch up, see to

5‘‘Courtesy if you please,’ he corrected her’

SYNONYMS

scold, rebuke, chide, reprimand, reprove, admonish, lecture, berate, chastise, castigate

ANTONYMS

praise