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rectify
as in:  rectify the error


I am doing what I can to rectify the error.
  make right or correct
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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.
  • There is a huge error which it may take some little time to rectify.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • I meant to rectify my conscience
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VIII

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  • Must rectify our knowledge.
    Shakespeare, William  --  Tempest
  • She had accordingly gone downstairs again to rectify her error.
    Christie, Agatha  --  The Mysterious Affair at Styles
  • Today I would rectify that oversight.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • You will be pleased to know, however, that these problems are now to be rectified.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • That he seemed to be simply working on the project, rectifying Ben’s mistakes without frustration or anger, made her feel a burst of gratitude and affection toward him.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • The messages he had received referred to articles or news items which for one reason or another it was thought necessary to alter, or, as the official phrase had it, to rectify.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • She never talked about it again, instead just focusing on the next season, when she rectified the loss by scoring the only two goals of the championship game.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • Government measures to rectify the drastic rise of the yen.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • Even though I would do whatever it took to rectify the awkward situation we’re in, he still somehow finds a way to put me at ease.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Nationwide, we’ve had only three abductions, total, and all were rectified within minutes, given our ability to track the location of the participating children."
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • It was an inexcusable error I had made, and I hastened to rectify it.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • At any rate, the situation has been rectified.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • We need to rectify this situation before you start suffering from delusions of grandeur.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • There was some misunderstanding which the Commandant now sought to rectify, grumbling to himself as he clumped the few steps downstairs in hard-heeled leather riding boots to confer with the aide, a husky poker-faced young lieutenant from Ulm whom he was just breaking in.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • But there was no king, and they were in a tent, alone, and there seemed to be no knowing when any of this would be rectified.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • This is your chance to rectify her mistake.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • We hope we can rectify this mistake on someone’s part by saying that Louis Zamperini is alive and well as a prisoner of war here in Tokyo.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • There is a huge error which it may take some little time to rectify.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Another woman said she still believed Gey had patented the cells, then yelled, "I hope in the future this could be rectified!"
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • In the city if he made a mistake usually there was a way to rectify it, make it all right.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • and what nature refused to do for them they simply did without until such time as they were able to rectify the gross anatomical inconveniences with surgery.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Well, this one I could rectify as soon as he was asleep.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Having given orders in the commander in chief’s name to rectify this omission, Prince Andrew galloped back.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The instant their mistake was rectified, the whole party retraced the error with the utmost diligence.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • If I did you harm, I’m here to rectify it.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Morrel looked at his watch, which wanted a quarter to ten; but soon the same clock he had already heard strike two or three times rectified the error by striking half-past nine.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Combeferre complemented and rectified Enjolras.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • If so, you have to tell me so that it can be rectified as soon as possible.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • But, with God’s grace, I will rectify this and this.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • This explanation will serve to rectify mistakes which may already have been made, and to prevent future errors.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • By the time the waiters noticed and hurried outside to rectify the problem, flooding the garden with pale light once again, Camille and her human subjugates had vanished.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • And so I chose my specialty to even out the odds for people like Thalia, to rectify, with each slice of my scalpel, an arbitrary injustice, to make a small stand against a world order I found disgraceful, one in which a dog bite could rob a little girl of her future, make her an outcast, an object of scorn.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • The younger one has all the kids, and you can’t just pray for a daddy to flat-out dump his babies, can you? I always believed any sin was easily rectified if only you let Jesus Christ into your heart, but here it gets complicated.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • These were usually occasions when rectifying the source of the upset was beyond him.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • This is as strange a maze as e’er men trod; And there is in this business more than nature Was ever conduct of: some oracle Must rectify our knowledge.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • Visit the interior of the earth, and by rectifying, you will find the hidden stone.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • He could interpret their naked presence in his hands only as a cosmic oversight destined to be rectified speedily, and he was driven always to make what carnal use of them he could in the fleeting moment or two he felt he had before Someone caught wise and whisked them away.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Everyone thought she had neglected her boy’s religious education and thought more of Rhett for trying to rectify the matter, even if he did take the boy to the Episcopal Church instead of the Catholic.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • In the 1890’s, agents of the U.S. Geological Survey arrived with plans to rectify the situation.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • His pride had prevented him from making contact with the armed groups in the interior of the country until the leaders of the party publicly rectified their declaration that he was a bandit.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • A great piece of laxity will be rectified.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Here is some great misapprehension which must be rectified.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • …are common to all mankind; and whether they proceed from losses, disappointments, or the malice of men, they often bring their advantages along with them: For this shews man the vanity and deceitfulness of this life, and is an occasion of rectifying our measures, and bringing us to a more modest opinion of ourselves: It tells us, how necessary the assistance of divine grace is unto us, when life itself becomes a burden, and death even desirable: But when the greatest oppression comes…
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • In truth, the insults caused him no pain, and he was not concerned with rectifying the unjust accusations that could have been worse, considering Fermina Daza’s character and the gravity of the cause.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • "Lineage affiliations," writes the scholar Rene Lemarchand, "could rectify and even reverse the formal rank-ordering established through the caste system."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • If so, we are left to dispose of the awful query, whether each inheritor of the property—conscious of wrong, and failing to rectify it—did not commit anew the great guilt of his ancestor, and incur all its original responsibilities.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
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