To remove the errors or mistakes from. To indicate or mark the errors in. To punish for the purpose of improving or reforming. To remove, remedy, or counteract (a malfunction, for example). To adjust so as to meet a required standard or condition: correct the wheel alignment on a car. To make corrections. To make adjustments; compensate: correcting for the effects of air resistance. Free from error or fault; true or accurate. Conforming to standards; proper: correct behavior.