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to make something right or to make it work the way it should
Some eyesight problems are relatively easy to correct.
You have the right to see a copy of your file, and to correct any mistakes you may find.
to show someone that something is wrong, and make it right
Correct my pronunciation if it's wrong.
'She's in Ireland now.' 'She was,' Farrell corrected him.
'I,' Lady Deverill corrected herself, 'we are very happy here.'
if a teacher corrects a student's written work, he or she writes marks on it to show the mistakes in it
correct me if I'm wrong
used when you are not sure that what you are going to say is true or not
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you say you'd never met him before?
I stand corrected
used to admit that something you have said is wrong after someone has told you it is wrong
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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