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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rec·ti·fy /ˈrɛktəˌfaɪ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 rec·ti·fy /ˈrɛktəˌfaɪ/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rec·ti·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rectified p. pr. & vb. n. Rectifying ]
 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.
    I meant to rectify my conscience.   --Shak.
    This was an error of opinion which a conflicting opinion would have rectified.   --Burke.
 2. Chem. 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.
 3. Com. To produce ( as factitious gin or brandy) by redistilling low wines or ardent spirits (whisky, rum, etc.), flavoring substances, etc., being added.
 To rectify a globe, to adjust it in order to prepare for the solution of a proposed problem.
 Syn: -- To amend; emend; correct; better; mend; reform; redress; adjust; regulate; improve. See Amend.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: math: determine the length of; "rectify a curve"
      2: reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from
         extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine
         sugar" [syn: refine]
      3: bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of
         life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed
         me"; "reform your conduct" [syn: reform, reclaim, regenerate]
      4: set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify
         the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight" [syn: remediate,
          remedy, repair, amend]
      5: make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the
         calculation" [syn: correct, right] [ant: falsify]
      6: convert into direct current; "rectify alternating current"
      [also: rectified]