rectify

  • 1 rectify — rec‧ti‧fy [ˈrektfaɪ] verb rectified PTandPP [transitive] formal to correct something that is wrong: • We apologise for the delay and are doing everything we can to rectify the situation. * * * rectify UK US /ˈrektɪfaɪ/ verb [T] …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Rectify — Rec ti*fy ( f?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rectified} ( f?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rectifying} ( f? ?ng).] [F. rectifier, LL. rectificare; L. rectus right + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Right}, and { fy}.] 1. To make or set right; to correct from a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 rectify — I verb adjust, alter, ameliorate, amend, better, correct, corrigere, cure, emend, emendare, emendate, improve, make corrections, make right, meliorate, mend, perfect, put to rights, redress, reform, rehabilitate, remedy, renovate, repair, restore …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 rectify — (v.) c.1400, from O.Fr. rectifier, lit. to make straight (14c.), from L.L. rectificare make right (3c.), from L. rectus straight (see RIGHT (Cf. right) (adj.1)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factiti …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 rectify — *correct, emend, amend, reform, revise, remedy, redress Analogous words: *improve, better, help, ameliorate: *mend, repair, rebuild: *adjust, regulate, fix …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 rectify — [v] correct a situation; make something right adjust, amend, clean up, clean up act*, debug, dial back*, doctor, emend, fix, fix up, go over, improve, launder, make good*, make up for*, mend, pay one’s dues*, pick up, put right, recalibrate,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 rectify — ► VERB (rectifies, rectified) 1) put right; correct. 2) convert (alternating current) to direct current. DERIVATIVES rectifiable adjective rectification noun. ORIGIN Latin rectificare, from rectus right …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 rectify — [rek′tə fī΄] vt. rectified, rectifying [ME rectifien < MFr rectifier < LL rectificare: see RECTI & FY] 1. to put or set right; correct; amend 2. to adjust, as in movement or balance; adjust by calculation 3. Chem. to refine or purify (a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 rectify — UK [ˈrektɪfaɪ] / US [ˈrektəˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms rectify : present tense I/you/we/they rectify he/she/it rectifies present participle rectifying past tense rectified past participle rectified formal to correct a problem or mistake,… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 rectify — [[t]re̱ktɪfaɪ[/t]] rectifies, rectifying, rectified VERB If you rectify something that is wrong, you change it so that it becomes correct or satisfactory. [V n] Only an act of Congress could rectify the situation... [V n] That mistake could have… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 rectify — verb rectified, rectifying (T) 1 formal to correct something that is wrong: I did my best to rectify the situation, but the damage was already done. | Please rectify the mistake at once. 2 technical to make alcohol pure 3 technical to change an… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 rectify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Middle English rectifien, from Anglo French rectifier, from Medieval Latin rectificare, from Latin rectus right more at right Date: 14th century 1. to set right ; remedy 2. to purify (as alcohol)… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 rectify — /rek teuh fuy /, v.t., rectified, rectifying. 1. to make, put, or set right; remedy; correct: He sent them a check to rectify his account. 2. to put right by adjustment or calculation, as an instrument or a course at sea. 3. Chem. to purify (esp …

    Universalium

  • 14 rectify — verb Rectify is used with these nouns as the object: ↑error, ↑fault, ↑imbalance, ↑injustice, ↑mistake, ↑omission, ↑problem, ↑situation …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 rectify — rec|ti|fy [ˈrektıfaı] v past tense and past participle rectified present participle rectifying third person singular rectifies [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: rectifier, from Medieval Latin rectificare, from Latin rectus right, straight ] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 rectify — rec|ti|fy [ rektə,faı ] verb transitive FORMAL to correct a problem or mistake, or make a bad situation better: I am anxious to rectify this situation. ╾ rec|ti|fi|ca|tion [ ,rektəfı keıʃn ] noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 rectify — verb Perry is willing to do anything to rectify the situation with his estranged grandfather Syn: correct, right, put right, put to rights, sort out, deal with, amend, remedy, repair, fix, make good, resolve, settle; informal patch up …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 rectify — rec•ti•fy [[t]ˈrɛk təˌfaɪ[/t]] v. t. fied, fy•ing 1) to make, put, or set right; correct: to rectify an error[/ex] 2) to put right by adjustment or calculation, as a course at sea 3) chem. to purify (esp. a spirit or liquor) by repeated… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 rectify — / rektɪfaɪ/ verb to correct something, to make something right ● to rectify an entry NOTE: rectifies–rectifying–rectified) …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 20 rectify — To make right. To correct; to amend. To distill. Anno: 108 ALR 1075, 1077 1079. To distill again and again. To rectify distilled spirits is not to manufacture such spirits. See Commonwealth v Giltinan, 64 Pa 100, 105 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary


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