What is rectify?

  • (verb): Convert into direct current.
    Example: "Rectify alternating current"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on rectify:

Écarté - Early 20th Century London Rules
... card is turned, the non-dealer, before he looks at his hand, may require the dealer to rectify the error, or may claim a fresh deal ... After the trump card is turned up, it is too late to rectify the error, and if the adversary's pack has been dealt with, the packs remain changed ... If a player omit to mark his score, he may rectify the omission at any time before the trump card of the next deal is turned up ...

More definitions of "rectify":

  • (verb): Math: determine the length of.
    Example: "Rectify a curve"
  • (verb): Bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one.
    Synonyms: reform, reclaim, regenerate
  • (verb): Reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities.
    Synonyms: refine
  • (verb): Make right or correct.
    Example: "Rectify the calculation"
    Synonyms: correct, right

Famous quotes containing the word rectify:

    To judge the appearances we receive of things, we should need a judicatory instrument; to verify this instrument, we should need a demonstration; to rectify this demonstration, we should need an instrument: so here we are arguing in a circle.
    Seeing the senses cannot decide our dispute, being themselves full of uncertainty, we must have recourse to Reason; there is no reason but must be built upon another reason, so here we are retreating backwards to all eternity.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)