Mitigate vs Correct - What's the difference?
In lang=en terms the difference between mitigate and correct
is that mitigate
is to downplay while correct
is to inform (someone) of the latter's error.
As verbs the difference between mitigate and correct
is that mitigate
is to reduce, lessen, or decrease while correct
is to make something that was not valid become right to remove error.
As an adjective correct is
free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth.
To reduce, lessen, or decrease.
* 1795 —
* 1813 —
- Measures are pursuing to prevent or mitigate the usual consequences of such outrages, and with the hope of their succeeding at least to avert general hostility.
* 1896 —
- But in yielding to it the retaliation has been mitigated as much as possible, both in its extent and in its character...
* 1901 — , ch 7
- Then they tell us that vaccination will mitigate the disease that it will make it milder.
* 1920 —
- Then I discovered the brilliance of the landscape around was mitigated by blue spectacles.
- The plague had not been kind to him, yet had left him this small furry thing to mitigate his sorrow; and when one is very young, one can find great relief in the lively antics of a black kitten.
* (to reduce or lessen) check, diminish, ease, lighten, mollify, pacify, palliate
* (to reduce or lessen) aggrandize, aggravate, exacerbate, incite, increase, intensify, irritate, worsen
Free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth.
With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.
* (with good manners) well-mannered, well behaved
* (without error) incorrect, inaccurate
* (with good manners) uncouth
* anatomically correct
To make something that was not valid become right. To remove error.
(by extension) To grade (examination papers).
To inform (someone) of the latter's error.
- He corrected the position of the book on the mantle.
- It's rude to correct your parents.
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