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

6 senses of rectify

Sense 1
rectify -- (math: determine the length of; "rectify a curve")
       => determine, find, find out, ascertain -- (establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize")

Sense 2
refine, rectify -- (reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine sugar")
       => purify, sublimate, make pure, distill -- (remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water")

Sense 3
reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectify -- (bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct")
       => 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 4
rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amend -- (set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight")
       => correct, rectify, right -- (make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation")

Sense 5
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 6
rectify -- (convert into direct current; "rectify alternating current")
       => change, exchange, commute, convert -- (exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares")

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