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correct

2 verb
     
correct2 S3 [transitive]
1 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.
2 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.
correct yourself
'I,' Lady Deverill corrected herself, 'we are very happy here.'
3 if a teacher corrects a student's written work, he or she writes marks on it to show the mistakes in it
4

correct me if I'm wrong

spoken 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?
5

I stand corrected

formal spoken used to admit that something you have said is wrong after someone has told you it is wrong

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