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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!
See also: put, right

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
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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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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It will be equally tragic if any more of those brave men or their families are allowed to go to their graves before this shameful wrong is put right. It's about time the Government and those clods at the MoD did the decent thing - David Swann, Newcastle upon Tyne
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ONLY A FEW WORDS YOU can make people happy If you try Just a cheeky 'Good Morning' As they pass by When phoning a friend You're sure to impress If, at the end of the call, You say 'God Bless' If you fall out with someone There's no need to worry All things can be put right If you just say 'I'm sorry' When you go to bed at night Don't just turn over and put out the light Just say these words, but be sure they're true 'Good night dear' 'I love you'.
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AS we report today, ambulance stations are in disrepair and will cost millions of pounds to put right. Even more worryingly, many are not in the best locations for paramedics to get to emergencies as speedily as possible in the first place.