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rectify (verb) set right/correct.

When you rectify a fault you correct it. When you take steps to set right a situation you see that it is corrected. When you rectify accounts, you correct the mistakes in it.

  • The auditor pointed certain discrepancies in the accounts and the accountant immediately rectified them. The accounts so corrected were presented to the income tax authorities.
  • MK Gandhi went about steadily rectifying one fault in his character after another, thus becoming in the end, a man with few faults. He was never ashamed of admitting his faults, or of setting them right.
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