Definition of correctly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəˈrektli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrektli//
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  1. 1in a way that is accurate or true, without any mistakes synonym rightly Have you spelled it correctly? They reasoned, correctly, that she was away for the weekend. opposite incorrectly
  2. 2in a way that is right and suitable, so that something is done as it should be done When correctly applied, fake tan is difficult to tell from the real thing. opposite incorrectly
  3. 3in a way that follows the accepted standards or rules He was looking correctly grave.