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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Right, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Righted; p. pr. & vb. n. Righting.]
 1. To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to set upright; to make right or straight (that which has been wrong or crooked); to correct.
 2. To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of; as, to right the oppressed; to right one's self; also, to vindicate.
    So just is God, to right the innocent.   --Shak.
    All experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.   --Jefferson.
 To right a vessel Naut., to restore her to an upright position after careening.
 To right the helm Naut., to place it in line with the keel.