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right

5 verb
     
right5 [transitive]
1

right a wrong

to do something to prevent a bad situation from continuing:
He seems to think he can right all the wrongs of the world.
2 to put something back into the state or situation that it should be in:
We must try to right the balance between taxation and government spending.
3TTW to put something, especially a boat, back into its correct upright position:
I finally managed to right the canoe.
She righted herself and picked up her bag.

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