Pronunciation: (ku-rekt'),[key] —v.t. 1. to set or make true, accurate, or right; remove the errors or faults from: The native guide corrected our pronunciation. The new glasses corrected his eyesight. 2. to point out or mark the errors in: The teacher corrected the examination papers. 3. to scold, rebuke, or punish in order to improve: Should parents correct their children in public? 4. to counteract the operation or effect of (something hurtful or undesirable): The medication will correct stomach acidity. 5. Math.,Physics.to alter or adjust so as to bring into accordance with a standard or with a required condition.
—v.i. 1. to make a correction or corrections.
2. (of stock prices) to reverse a trend, esp. temporarily, as after a sharp advance or decline in previous trading sessions.
—adj. 1. conforming to fact or truth; free from error; accurate: a correct answer. 2. in accordance with an acknowledged or accepted standard; proper: correct behavior.