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rectify

 
Verb rectify has 6 senses
  1. rectify - math: determine the length of; "rectify a curve"
    --1 is one way to
    determine, find, find out, ascertain
    Derived form: noun rectification4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. refine, rectify - reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine sugar"
    --2 is one way to purify, sublimate, make pure, distill
    Derived form: noun rectification1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectify - bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"
    --3 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun rectification3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amend - set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"
    --4 is one way to correct, rectify, right
    Derived forms: noun rectification3, noun rectifier2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  5. correct, rectify, right - make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
    --5 is one way to change by reversal, turn, reverse
    Derived form: noun rectification3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. rectify - convert into direct current; "rectify alternating current"
    --6 is one way to
    change, exchange, commute, convert
    Derived form: noun rectification2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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