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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: rectifier, from Medieval Latin rectificare, from Latin rectus 'right, straight'

rectify

verb
     
rec‧ti‧fy past tense and past participle rectified, present participle rectifying, third person singular rectifies [transitive]
formal to correct something that is wrong [= put right]:
I did my best to rectify the situation, but the damage was already done.
rectification noun [uncountable and countable]

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