correct

(redirected from correctly)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to correctly: call for, at least, I'd, swayed, deemed

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.
See also: correct, stand

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.
See also: correct, stand

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'.
See also: correct

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.
See also: correct

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."
See also: correct, stand
References in periodicals archive ?
Any registrant to correctly select 60 or more of the 63 possible victors will be included in the $1,000,000 grand prize; if multiple entrants correctly select 60 or more winners, the prize will be divided among the top selectors.
20 (ANI): Over 75 percent of citizens have not been able to correctly identify the three countries that make up Great Britain, according to a new survey.
The national initiative aims to ensure that babies and children are correctly restrained while travelling in the car, by showing parents, grandparents and carers the correct way to fit child safety seats.
Only about one in every five surveyed medical students could correctly identify five true and two false indications of when to wash their hands in the clinical setting, according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.
6 per cent of all the questions asked answered correctly.
Nealy half of women (44%) and a third of men (34%) surveyed couldn't correctly identify symbols for frequently used functions or basic warning lights.
The Book of Sailing Knots: How to Tie and Correctly Use Over 50 Essential Knots" is a complete and comprehensive guide to sailing knots and, as the title says, how to correctly use them.
The coalition's biennial survey, funded by the Merrill Lynch Foundation, found that high school seniors correctly answered 48.
Laptop users have to not only enter a password to gain access, but must also correctly fill in the codes for secondary and even tertiary prompts.
Louise Williams' statement regarding health and safety was in relation to the flagman and where he may safely be positioned to carry out his duties and, as she correctly pointed out, it would have been dangerous for him to stand in the middle of the track.
The picture from the National Geographic shows a boy heading the ball correctly while practicing "keep up.
He said none of the other students correctly answered that one -- and neither did he.
None of the those surveyed could identify all 12 signs correctly and notably the only sign with 100 per cent of drivers recognition was the speed camera.
6 signs read correctly as opposed to women identifying 5.
It says that homosexuals "find themselves in a situation that gravely hinders them from relating correctly to men and women" and that "the candidate to the ordained ministry must reach affective maturity.