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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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.
If we can win the next couple of games, it puts us right in the mix, and for that reason it's a big game on Saturday.
Secretary Milburn said: "It was a very important game for us to win and puts us right back in the title mix.
David Keene, chief executive of Coventry-based RDM Group, said: "This was a massive day for our company and puts us right at the forefront of driverless pod manufacturing.
Star boss Kerr said: "The team's character is superb and the win over Threave puts us right in the pack.
It's a win that puts us right back in the Six Nations title hunt, putting a spring in our step and giving us something to look forward to as winter turns into spring.
It's the only programme of international symphony orchestras in the North-east - you'd have to travel to either Leeds or Edinburgh to find a remotely similar line-up - and it puts us right up there alongside some of the best classical venues in the country.
The utility and application of biometrics in law enforcement and national security puts us right in the square in the middle of that.
Our new, state-of-the-art facility in Hawarden Business Park puts us right in the heart of a manufacturing centre of excellence.
Mas does a sterling job helping all of us learn from what he uncovers in his research, and his writing always puts us right there when it's happening.
Luckily we survived and the three points puts us right where we need to be.
And Sheerin said: "This is a massive result for us particularly in view of the fact we lost heavily at Shielfield earlier in the season "It puts us right back in contention for the league.
We want to get out of that bottom three and if we can win it puts us right on the verge of safety," he said.
Our geography puts us right at the beating heart of the renewable energy industries of the future: nuclear, wind power, tidal, biomass.
According to Anadarko spokesman John Christiansen, 'We have no interest in acquiring a bigger stake, as our current interest already represents a very large opportunity and puts us right in the middle of our comfort zone from a risk management standpoint.