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Word of the Day 08/26/16 Rectify

Rectify (verb)
rectify [rek-tuh-fahy]


verb (used with object), 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. Chemistry. to purify (especially a spirit or liquor) by repeated distillation.
4. Electricity. to change (an alternating current) into a direct current.
5. to determine the length of (a curve).
6. Astronomy, Geography. to adjust (a globe) for the solution of any proposed problem.

Synonyms
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1. mend, emend, amend.
2. adjust, regulate, straighten.

Antonyms
1. worsen, muddle.

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English rectifien < Middle French rectifier < Medieval Latin rēctificāre, equivalent to Latin rēct(us) right + -ificāre -ify

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