put (someone) right

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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 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]
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References in classic literature ?
I took a drop too much on the strength of it; and ROBINSON CRUSOE put me right again.
So it was a drink before breakfast to put me right for breakfast--the old poison of the snake that has bitten one
Biddy," said I, when we were walking homeward, "I wish you could put me right.
Tell me, why didn't you put me right when I made such a dreadful mistake just now?
I thought to myself, 'If I go out for half an hour, a little exercise may put me right again.
Fielding, Tilly, will tell me all about the management of Babies, and put me right in twenty points where I'm as wrong as can be.