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put (someone) right

To correct someone's attitude, belief, or behavior; to make sure someone understands something correctly. I had to put Stephen right after I realized that he'd been operating the machinery wrong this whole time. Helen told me she thought the moon landing was faked, so I had to put her right!
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put (something) right

To fix, correct, or make amends for something. I know I said some things I shouldn't have, so I'm here to put things right between us. We need to put this right before we launch the product, or else we'll have bigger problems once it's in the wild.
See also: put, right

put right

Fix, make amends, correct, as in The wheel's come off, but we can put that right in no time, or Victor thought we were moving out, but we put him right. [Late 1800s]
See also: put, right

put/set somebody ˈright


1 tell somebody the truth about something because they have not understood or they have the wrong information: She was telling everybody that I’d written the report so I soon put her right.
2 make somebody feel better: These tablets should put you right.
See also: put, right, set, somebody
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The damage, along with that caused by "Inch" cost just over pounds 21,000 to put right.
That is what we intend to put right in that we will mark their passing with prayers and words of commendation.
the paying agent for the Notes, holders of $14,000 aggregate principal amount of the Notes had exercised their put right prior to the expiration of the put right offer.
This announcement of a put right does not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell securities.
The 27-year-old striker said: "Obviously a lot of us from last season know we have got a lot of wrongs to put right.
I often wish my life adhered to her commandments: Thou shalt not age, thou shalt get sagging anatomy put right back up again and thou shalt never let age get in the way of career, life, or naughty activities with younger men.
Captain Rhys Williams ended an already bad week on a low, but vowed the hard work will not stop to put right the Blues' shortcomings.
Besides recognizing some things that I could put right (such as returning to their rightful owners all the books on my shelves that didn't belong to me), I began to see the need of facing less tractable defects, whose existence I had never recognized before, such as my conceit and pride.
They're the ones who are really responsible for making sure it was put right.
They will seek ways for offenders to put right the harm that they have done and prevent them from committing any more crimes.
ScotRail has refused to accept any more electric trains from Birmingham company Alstom until traction faults causing breakdowns have been put right.
Eighteen years of Conservative neglect of our Health Service won't be put right in the less than four years New Labour have had.
SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) today announces that it is extending its previously announced put right offer related to its outstanding 3.
Dr Miriam says: I can sympathise because one of my sons had something similar when he was small and in his case it was easily put right with an op from a surgeon who did a circumcision, too.
as promptly as practicable following July 9, 2010 (the expiration date of the consent solicitation), to a noteholder who (i) has not, as of immediately following the close of business on June 15, 2010, exercised its Put Right or, if exercised, has withdrawn such exercise by the close of business on June 16, 2010, and (ii) has delivered and not withdrawn a valid consent to the amendments described above after June 18, 2010 and prior to the close of business on July 9, 2010.