|Origin:||rectifier, from Medieval Latin rectificare, from Latin rectus 'right, straight'|
rec‧ti‧fy past tense and past participle rectified, present participle rectifying, third person singular rectifies [transitive]
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]