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stand corrected

to admit that one has been wrong. I realize that I accused him wrongly. I stand corrected. We appreciate now that our conclusions were wrong. We stand corrected.
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I stand corrected

(spoken)
I admit that I was wrong I stand corrected - the company was established in 1927, not 1926, as I had mistakenly thought.
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politically correct

avoiding language or statements that could be offensive to women, people of other races, or people who are disabled (= who cannot use part of their body) I noticed that he never referred to her as his 'girlfriend', preferring the politically correct term 'partner'.
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politically correct

Also, PC or p.c. Showing an effort to make broad social and political changes to redress injustices caused by prejudice. It often involves changing or avoiding language that might offend anyone, especially with respect to gender, race, or ethnic background. For example, Editors of major papers have sent out numerous directives concerning politically correct language . This expression was born in the late 1900s, and excesses in trying to conform to its philosophy gave rise to humorous parodies.
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stand corrected

Agree that one was wrong, as in I stand corrected-we did go to Finland in 1985. This idiom was first recorded in John Dryden's The Maiden Queen (1668): "I stand corrected, and myself reprove."
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The preventability or otherwise of the death was assessed by the committees and subcategory G was added for those deaths in which anaesthesia factors were implicated, but for which no correctable factor could be identified.
However, there are shortcomings: some are syntactic ("Rusi clutched her sari walking alongside"); some are the result of usage ("highest incidence than"); others seem correctable ("banana trees"; "jungle jim"; bidis described as "home grown cigarettes").
12] deficiency, sufficient to produce mild cognitive impairment, is correctable by [B.
The surge capacity of hospitals is nonexistent and is not an economically correctable matter.
are correctable once adjustments have been made to release the `voice'" (13).
When problems are correctable, the supervision process is often successful.
Environmental hazards, while usually correctable, have the potential for causing health problems as well.
800 is amended to provide that failure to properly allow for time served when sentences are imposed, if that can be determined without an evidentiary hearing, is illegal and correctable under subdivision (a).
Though the Court's recent decisions in the correctable disabilities cases have been a magnet for controversy, the spirited debate over their normative implications has displaced careful analysis of their practical legal effects.
The court says they did not qualify for the ADA's protections because their conditions were correctable.
Since we now know that contractures are preventable and correctable, at least to some degree, and that many are totally correctable, we must also remember that this is a diagnosis that falls under the category of an injury, just as bed sores do.
Most of these maladies are easily correctable with stretching.
While the defect, which generally occurs between nine and twelve weeks gestation, is correctable through surgery, what causes this deformity is unknown.
Hypospadias, which is correctable through surgery, traces to some disruption in the development of the penile urethra--the urine-carrying organ--between weeks 9 and 12 of gestation.
It may not be huge, but there's a definite population of elderly people who have dementia related to B-12 deficiency that is still correctable.