put (one) right

put (one) right

To correct one's attitude, belief, or behavior; to make sure one understands something correctly. I put Stephen right after seeing him operate the machinery incorrectly. Helen told me she thought the moon landing was faked, so I had to put her right!
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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
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put (or set) someone right

1 restore someone to health. 2 make someone understand the true facts of a situation.
See also: put, right, someone
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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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