set right

set right
set (something) right to correct something to make it the way it should be.

They believe that the world is unjust, and try to set it right whenever they get a chance.

Usage notes: often used in the form set things right:

In many western movies, local people faced with gangs of bandits would hire a gunman to set things right.


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  • set right — index attune, debunk, disabuse, emend, fix (repair), inform (notify), rectify …   Law dictionary

  • set right — ► put (or set) right tell the true facts to. Main Entry: ↑right …   English terms dictionary

  • set right — Synonyms and related words: accommodate, accord, adapt, adjust, adjust to, amend, assimilate, atone, attune, awaken, break the spell, broaden the mind, burst the bubble, catechize, civilize, compensate, conduct to, coordinate, correct, cover, cut …   Moby Thesaurus

  • set right — • to put smb/smth right • to set smb/smth right (from Idioms in Speech) (smbput rightsmth) to restore to order, to a good condition; to correct something, or somebody s ideas This is Dr. Bulcastle. He s going to see what can be done to put you… …   Idioms and examples

  • set right — {v. phr.} To discipline; correct; indicate the correct procedure. * / Your bookkeeping is all messed up, the accountant said. Let me set it right for you, once and for all. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set right — {v. phr.} To discipline; correct; indicate the correct procedure. * / Your bookkeeping is all messed up, the accountant said. Let me set it right for you, once and for all. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • set\ right — v. phr. To discipline; correct; indicate the correct procedure. Your bookkeeping is all messed up, the accountant said. Let me set it right for you, once and for all …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To set right — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • set right — correct; give order, arrange …   English contemporary dictionary

  • set right — Correct, put in order …   New dictionary of synonyms

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