Correct vs Okay - What's the difference?

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As an adjective correct

is free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth.

As a verb correct

is to make something that was not valid become right to remove error.

As a proper noun okay is

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correct

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth.
  • With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.
  • Synonyms

    * (with good manners) well-mannered, well behaved

    Antonyms

    * (without error) incorrect, inaccurate * (with good manners) uncouth

    Derived terms

    * anatomically correct * correctly * hypercorrect * incorrect

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make something that was not valid become right. To remove error.
  • He corrected the position of the book on the mantle.
  • (by extension) To grade (examination papers).
  • To inform (someone) of the latter's error.
  • It's rude to correct your parents.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * correctable * correction * uncorrectable

    okay

    English

    (wikipedia okay)

    Alternative forms

    * OK, , 'kay, m'kay, A-OK, otay ok, okeh, okey, okie-dokie, kay

    Noun

    (en noun)
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