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rectify -- as in: rectify the error
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War and Peace
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  • Having given orders in the commander in chief’s name to rectify this omission, Prince Andrew galloped back.
  • Our duty, my dear, is to rectify his mistake, to ease his last moments by not letting him commit this injustice, and not to let him die feeling that he is rendering unhappy those who….
  • At the battle of Borodino, when Bagration was killed and nine tenths of the men of our left flank had fallen and the full force of the French artillery fire was directed against it, the man sent there was this same irresolute and undiscerning Dokhturov—Kutuzov hastening to rectify a mistake he had made by sending someone else there first.

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  • I am doing what I can to rectify the error.
  • We are working to rectify the accounts and send refunds to everyone who was overbilled.

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