(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. improve, rectify, [set] right, remedy, repair, amend, reform, better; edit, mark; reprove, punish, chastise, discipline; counteract, neutralize. See improvement, punishment. — adj. right, regular, true, strict, accurate, exact, precise, perfect; proper, comme il faut, right on (sl.). See rightness, elegance.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Accurate]
Syn. exact, true, right; see accurate 1 .
2. [Proper]
Syn. suitable, becoming, fitting; see conventional 2 , fit 1 .
See Synonym Study at accurate . v.
1. [To make corrections]
Syn. remedy, rectify, better, help, ameliorate, remove the errors, remove the faults of, emend, improve, alter, adjust, retouch, redress, reclaim, accommodate for, make right, mend, amend, right, fix, fix up, repair, do over, reform, remodel, review, reconstruct, reorganize, edit, revise, make corrections, make improvements, set aright, put straight, set straight, make compensation for, reparation for, put in order, doctor, touch up, polish; see also adjust 3 , change 1 , improve 1 , repair .
2. [To administer correction]
Syn. admonish, chide, reprimand; see punish .
See Synonym Study at punish .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. rectify set right, redress, amend, fix, adjust, better, mend, revise, improve, reform, doctor.
2. chastise reprimand, scold, reprove, admonish, dress down, censure, rebuke, discipline.
ANT.: 1. hurt, complicate. 2. praise, compliment, approve
1. accurate exact, *right, true, precise, *on the button, *on the nose, *on the money, unmistaken, flawless.
2. proper suitable, fitting, appropriate, befitting, seemly, *politically correct, *kosher, acceptable.
ANT.: 1. incorrect, wrong, inaccurate. 2. improper, inappropriate
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To make right what is wrong: amend, emend, mend, rectify, redress, reform, remedy, right See CORRECT. 2. To subject (one) to a penalty for a wrong: castigate, chastise, discipline, penalize, punish. See REWARD. 3. To castigate for the purpose of improving: chasten. See PRAISE. II adjective 1. Having no errors: accurate, errorless, exact, precise, right, rigorous. See CORRECT, TRUE. 2. Conforming to fact: accurate, exact, faithful, precise, right, rigorous, true, veracious, veridical. See CORRECT, HONEST, REAL, TRUE. 3. Conforming to accepted standards: becoming, befitting, comely, comme il faut, decent, decorous, de rigueur, nice, proper, respectable, right, seemly. See COURTESY. 4. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place: appropriate, apt, becoming, befitting, felicitous, fit1, fitting, happy, meet2, proper, right, tailor-made. See RIGHT.

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