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verb [transitive] right pronunciation in American English /raɪt/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerighting
past tenserighted
past participlerighted
  1. 1
    to put someone or something back into their usual upright position
    We righted the canoe and were able to paddle back to shore.
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  2. 2
    to make something go back into the state or situation that you would normally expect it to be in
    a futile attempt to right a hopeless situation



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