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rectify
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
correct, fix, or make right
  • Lydgate did not make the affair a ground for valuing himself or (very particularly) despising Minchin, such rectification of misjudgments often happening among men of equal qualifications.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (19% in)
rectification = correction

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He walked up-stairs, candle in hand, not knowing whether he should straightway enter his own room and go to bed, or turn to the patient's room and rectify his omission.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (76% in)
rectify = correct
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