Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To correct; amend; purify.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "rectify":

  1. He took upon him to be fully instructed in the affairs of England, and of the laws and government there; wherein Whitelocke presumed to rectify some of his mistakes. - "A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II.", Bulstrode Whitelocke.
  2. We must take a little account of the Cosmos nowadays- it helps to rectify our bearings. - "Old Calabria", Norman Douglas.
  3. Good people, when they are made sensible that they have treated anyone with injustice, are impatient to have an opportunity to rectify their mistake; and Mrs. Pomfret was now prepared to see everything which Franklin did in the most favourable point of view; especially as the next day she discovered that it was he who every morning boiled the water for her tea, and buttered her toast- services for which she had always thought she was indebted to Felix. - "The Parent's Assistant", Maria Edgeworth.