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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put (or set) someone right

1 restore someone to health. 2 make someone understand the true facts of a situation.
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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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AN INDEPENDENT inquiry should be undertaken into death rates to determine what action is needed to put them right, the Welsh Conservatives have said.
One aim on their minds, If things are wrong, they'll put them right.
The graves have failed the council safety checks, leaving relatives having to pay up to pounds 350 each to put them right - even though some of them are less than 15 years old.
Right from the opening frame the 'Nuts cracked as the visitors dominated throughout to secure the 4-0 success and put them right on the tail of the leading duo- Arbury Tavern A and Rileys.
It is time to LOOK at where and how things are going wrong and plan to put them right.