Antonyms of verb correct

1 of 8 senses of correct

Sense 1
correct, rectify, right -- (make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation")
       Antonym of falsify (Sense 4)
      => falsify -- (falsify knowingly; "She falsified the records")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb correct

8 senses of correct

Sense 1
correct, rectify, right -- (make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation")
       => change by reversal, turn, reverse -- (change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern")

Sense 2
right, compensate, redress, correct -- (make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct -- (censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks")
       => call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast -- (censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup")

Sense 4
compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up -- (adjust for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance")
       => balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise -- (bring into balance or equilibrium; "She has to balance work and her domestic duties"; "balance the two weights")

Sense 5
discipline, correct, sort out -- (punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently")
       => punish, penalize, penalise -- (impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again")

Sense 6
decline, slump, correct -- (go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped")
       => descend, fall, go down, come down -- (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again")

Sense 7
adjust, set, correct -- (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 8
correct -- (treat a defect; "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia")
       => treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics")

Antonyms of adj correct

4 senses of correct

Sense 1
correct (vs. incorrect), right (vs. wrong) -- (free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision")

incorrect (vs. correct), wrong (vs. right) -- (not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth; "an incorrect calculation"; "the report in the paper is wrong"; "your information is wrong"; "the clock showed the wrong time"; "found themselves on the wrong road"; "based on the wrong assumptions")
        => erroneous -- (containing or characterized by error; "erroneous conclusions")
        => fallacious -- (based on an incorrect or misleading notion or information; "fallacious hope")
        => false, mistaken -- (arising from error; "a false assumption"; "a mistaken view of the situation")

Sense 2
correct, right -- (socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior")

INDIRECT (VIA proper) -> improper -- (not suitable or right or appropriate; "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course")

Sense 3
correct, right -- (in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters")

INDIRECT (VIA proper) -> improper -- (not suitable or right or appropriate; "slightly improper to dine alone with a married man"; "improper medication"; "improper attire for the golf course")

Sense 4
right (vs. wrong), correct -- (correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right")


Similarity of adj correct

4 senses of correct

Sense 1
correct (vs. incorrect), right (vs. wrong) -- (free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision")
       => accurate, exact, precise -- ((of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct; "a precise image"; "a precise measurement")
       => letter-perfect, word-perfect -- (correct to the last detail; especially being in or following the exact words; "a letter-perfect rendition of the soliloquy"; "she was word-perfect in her part")
       => straight -- (following a correct or logical method; "straight reasoning")
          Also See-> accurate#1; proper#1; true#1

Sense 2
correct, right -- (socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior")
       => proper (vs. improper) -- (marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners")

Sense 3
correct, right -- (in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters")
       => proper (vs. improper) -- (marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners")

Sense 4
right (vs. wrong), correct -- (correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right")
       => right-minded -- (disposed toward or having views based on what is right; "respect for law which every right-minded citizen ought to have"- Bertrand Russell)

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