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Definition of rectify:

  1. To make or set right; to correct from a wrong, erroneous, or false state; to amend; as, to rectify errors, mistakes, or abuses; to rectify the will, the judgment, opinions; to rectify disorders.
  2. To produce ( as factitious gin or brandy) by redistilling low wines or ardent spirits ( whisky, rum, etc.), flavoring substances, etc., being added.
  3. To refine or purify by repeated distillation or sublimation, by which the fine parts of a substance are separated from the grosser; as, to rectify spirit of wine.

Synonyms:

fine-tune, recreate, quicken, make up, meliorate, agree, set, objurgate, doctor, sort out, renovate, purify, polish, complicate, emend, smooth over, bushel, even up, castigate, make better, rarify, recover, touch on, regenerate, discipline, correct, indemnify, resolve, elaborate, animate, restore, revive, revitalize, remediate, down, tame, domesticate, slump, resort, see the light, rejuvenate, revivify, ameliorate, vivify, reform, even out, reanimate, right, furbish up, renew, mitigate, chastise, straighten out, refine, relieve, decline, advance, cleanse, mend, repossess, chasten, reconcile, counterbalance, domesticize, domesticise, better, reclaim, even off.

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