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2 Translation results for correct in Spanish

verb | adjective

correct verb

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corrected, has corrected, is correcting, corrects
corregir, rectificar; reprender

Example sentences of
correct verb

  • I hate it when she corrects my grammar.
  • Please correct your essay for punctuation errors.
  • Our teacher hasn't finished correcting our tests yet.
  • He corrects papers with a red pen.
  • We are finding ways to correct this difficult situation.
  • We'll correct the problem with the circuit as soon as possible.
  • These medicines are used for correcting chemical imbalances in the brain.

Detailed synonyms for correct verb

Correct, rectify, emend, remedy, redress, amend, reform, revise, fix, mend, repair, adjust significan quitar las faltas o defectos de lo que está en error.
  • Correct indica el tomar acción para eliminar errores, faltas, desviaciones o defectos <corrected all her spelling errors>.
  • Rectify indica una acción de mayor eficacia para hacer que algo esté en conformidad con una regla o pauta de lo que es correcto, justo o adecuadamente controlado o dirigido <a major error that should be rectified at once>.
  • Emend indica en particular la corrección de un texto o manuscrito <emend the text to match the first edition>.
  • Remedy indica eliminar o hacer inocua, la causa de un disturbio, daño o mal <set out to remedy the evils of the world>.
  • Redress indica el compensar o reparar una injusticia o desigualdad <we must redress past social injustices>.
  • Amend indica el hacer cambios correctivos que suelen ser menores <a law that needs to be amended>.
    antonyms: impair
  • Reform indica cambios correctivos que son más drásticos <plans to reform the entire court system>.
  • Revise connota un examen minucioso de algo y el efectuar los cambios necesarios <forced to revise the production schedule>.
  • Fix connota el hacer algo completo o funcional nuevamente <he fixed the fence last weekend>.
  • Mend indica el hacer completo algo que está desgarrado o lesionado <fishermen were mending their nets>, y frecuentemente se usa figuradamente <trying to mend his reputation>.
  • Repair generalmente se usa en conexión con objetos físicos <he repairs clocks>.
  • Adjust supone el cambiar algo de una pequeña manera para que funcione mejor <the car is much easier to drive since the clutch was adjusted>.

correct adjective

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correcto, exacto; apropiado

Example sentences of
correct adjective

  • What's the correct answer to this question?
  • Her watch never tells the correct time.
  • an anatomically correct drawing of the human body
  • Did I give you the correct change?
  • With the correct amount of water and sunlight, the plant will grow well.

Synonyms of
correct adjective

Detailed synonyms for correct adjective

Correct, accurate, exact, precise, right, proper significan que está en conformidad con los hechos, las pautas o la verdad.
  • Correct suele indicar el estar libre de falta o error <the correct spelling of your name>.
    antonyms: incorrect, wrong
  • Accurate indica una fidelidad a los hechos o a la verdad que se ha logrado con cuidadoso esmero <an accurate description of the whole situation>.
    antonyms: inaccurate
  • Exact recalca una correspondencia muy estricta con los hechos, las pautas o la verdad <a suit tailored to exact measurements>.
    antonyms: imprecise
  • Precise añade a exact un énfasis en la claridad de la definición o la delimitación <the precise terms of the contract>.
    antonyms: loose, approximate, imprecise, rough
  • Right es cercano a correct pero tiene un mayor énfasis positivo sobre la conformidad con los hechos o con la verdad, más que la mera carencia de error o falta <the right thing to do>.
    antonyms: wrong
  • Proper describe algo que está de acuerdo con las reglas sociales <not the proper way to dress for school>.
    antonyms: improper

Reverse translation for correct

corregir  - to correct, to emend, to reprimand 
rectificar  - to rectify, to correct, to straighten (out) 
reprender  - to reprimand, to scold, (figurative) to jump down someone's throat 
correcto  - correct, right, courteous, polite 
exacto  - accurate, precise, exact, (slang) on the money 
apropiado  - appropriate, proper, suitable 
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