- vt. 改正；告诫
- vi. 调整；纠正错误
- adj. 正确的；恰当的；端正的
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cor-, 强调。-rect, 直，正确，词源同erect, right .
- correct:  Correct is etymologically related to rectitude and rightness. It comes from the past participle of Latin corrigere ‘make straight, put right’, a compound verb formed from the intensive prefix com- and regere ‘lead straight, rule’. This regere (source of English regent, régime, regiment, and region) goes back to an Indo-European base *reg- ‘move in a straight line’, which also produced English right, rectitude, regal, royal, and rule. In English the verb correct by a long time predates the adjective, which first appeared (via French) in the 17th century.
=> escort, regal, region, right, royal, rule
- correct (v.)
- mid-14c., "to set right, rectify" (a fault or error), from Latin correctus, past participle of corrigere "to put straight, reduce to order, set right;" in transferred use, "to reform, amend," especially of speech or writing, from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + regere "to lead straight, rule" (see regal). Originally of persons; with reference to writing, etc., attested from late 14c. Related: Corrected; correcting.
- correct (adj.)
- 1670s, from French correct "right, proper," from Latin correctus (see correct (v.)). Related: Correctly; correctness.
- 1. "That is correct, Meg," he answered in his cold, dead voice.
- 2. The club specialises in videoing its student golfers to correct their faults.
- 3. The correct answers can be found at the bottom of page 8.
- 4. Ophthalmic surgeons are now performing laser surgery to correct myopia.
- 5. I think English men are very polite and very correct.
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