R is for Rightify
~~~~~~Shore, glove, leaf, flower.~~~~~~~
Why bother with the word 'correct' or 'rectify' when you have this one to throw around? Much more elegant.
“I need to rightify my knitting.”
“Are you doing anything towards a rightify on that marriage of yours?”
“Those children of hers need a rightify.”
While we're on this, I'd love to have the opposite of rightify too. But alas, it is not to be.
And I feel that's a wrongify waiting for a rightify.
rightify v EDD ~ v Ir, ADD. To correct, rectify; put right (1924 ENGLAND 319).
P 148-61 Make a mistake ... rightify it. T 253/4-66 If I'd go wrong I'd rightify myself, but he's a long song. P 245-82 The drains on the Arterial is wrong in some places. And the Government will have to rightify them—the flooding in the fall showed that.
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