American English

Definition of right verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they right
    he / she / it rights
    past simple righted
    -ing form righting
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    return to position
  1. 1right somebody/something/yourself to return someone or something/yourself to the normal, vertical position They learned to right a capsized canoe. At last the plane righted itself and flew on.
  2. correct
  3. 2right something to correct something that is wrong or not in its normal state synonym put right Righting the economy will demand major cuts in expenditure.
  4. Idioms
    right a wrong
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    to do something to correct an unfair situation or something bad that you have done
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: right