put (one) right

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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
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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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If our mishap were one of those that are cured with a couple of plasters, it would not be so bad; but I am beginning to think that all the plasters in a hospital almost won't be enough to put us right."
"Three points would have put us right up there and teams having to chase us instead.
If we happen to be having a bad day that might put us right on the right!
"It could put us right back in it if we win so it's going to be exciting.
But we are capable of winning and, if can secure another good result, that will put us right back in the mix for a top six place again - with seventh-placed Leicester the visitors on New Year's Day.
'We were getting our starts just right early on and that has put us right back in the mix,' said Pete Greenhalgh, Oman Air's mainsail trimmer.
"If we manage to beat Shorts it puts us right in the mix again because a lot of the teams at the top will beat each other so that will put us right back in it again."
They are very much in the box seat but if we can win it would really put us right in the mix."
"You can't look too far ahead, but if we can win the next three games it would put us right back in the mix after all the doom and gloom last week.
If there was speculation that was untrue, he put us right. You have to commend his honesty and the Villa faithful seem to appreciate it.
A couple of wins has put us right in the hunt for the title."
WE usually rely on Jack Fletcher to put us right on history in these columns, and hopefully he'll correct any howlers in my submission.
"The new features put us right up there with some of the best-looking apps.