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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.
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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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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.
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The company plans to offer put rights up to a total potential repurchase level of USD40m or 6,956,521 put rights.
The only occasion there has been previous contact was over a gig I did in Germany with my trio, and again, the venue advertised ELO against our instruction, and this was put right immediately.
The group wants the situation put right before tomorrow's big event, which also includes a mass sponsored duck race down Saltburn Beck.
AS we report today, ambulance stations are in disrepair and will cost millions of pounds to put right.
But there is no other side Buddies striker Craig Dargo would rather face as they aim to put right the many wrongs in the Parkhead humiliation.
CHELSEA have vowed to put right their recent mistakes and get their campaign back on track with FA Cup victory at Southend tomorrow night.
However, the hosts don't have the best of records against the Addicks and have failed to win in any of their last four league meetings, something Aidy Boothroyd will be keen for his players to put right, and if the home side can rediscover their best form then they have a chance of beating the visitors.
But let nothing delay council attempts to put right the great visual damage already done.
It's a setback for David, but the key thing is that his knee is put right once and for all,' said Lyn Jones.
In his speech, Geldorf put right an omission from this list by referring to corruption, which bleeds the poor of vital investment and resources.
The final act to put right an 'historical wrong' against residents of a former lunatic asylum will take place on Sunday.
The competition is one of the few to so far elude new player-manager Mark Holland - a statistic he will no doubt be determined to put right.