1. [ verb ] make right or correct
Synonyms: correct right

"Correct the mistakes" "rectify the calculation"

Related terms: falsify change_by_reversal adjust debug correction
2. [ verb ] (chemistry) reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities
Synonyms: refine

"refine sugar"

Related terms: purify rectification refining
3. [ verb ] convert into direct current

"rectify alternating current"

Related terms: change rectification
4. [ verb ] (religion) bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
Synonyms: regenerate reclaim reform

"The Church reformed me" "reform your conduct"

Related terms: change convert moralise reform reform reformer reclamation
5. [ verb ] math: determine the length of

"rectify a curve"

Related terms: determine rectification
6. [ verb ] set straight or right
Synonyms: remedy repair remediate amend

"remedy these deficiencies" "rectify the inequities in salaries" "repair an oversight"

Related terms: correct correction amends rectifier
Similar spelling:   reactivity