corpulent, adj. 1. fat, obese, adipose, overweight, portly, pursy, Scot. fodgel; chubby, tubby, pudgy, Chiefly Brit, podgy, plump; round, rounded-out, rotund; fleshy, filled-out, well-fed, bouncing; ample, substantial, full; big, large, bulky, hulky, hulking.
2. dumpy, stumpy, stubby, squabbish, squabby, squat, squatty; chunky, lumpy, lumpish.
3. stout, stodgy, thick, thickset; heavy, heavy-set, stocky; beefy, brawny, burly, sturdy; strapping.
correct, v. 1. set right, make right, set or put straight, redress, rectify; amend, emend, remedy, straighten out, fix, repair; doctor, cure, mend, touch up; improve, better, ameliorate, meliorate; reform, restore, rehabilitate, readjust; adjust, alter, change, modify.
2. scold, chide, rebuke, reprove, reprimand, Inf. dress down, berate; reprehend, take to task, call to account, blame, censure, criticize, lecture, warn; chasten, chastise, discipline, punish, castigate.
3. counteract, countervail, offset, counterbalance, counterpoise; compensate, make up for, neutralize, nullify, annul, cancel; undo, reverse, unmake.
-adj. 4. accurate, exact, precise, close, faithful, strict; unerring, Inf. on the mark, on target, on the money, Inf. right on, SI. spot on; on the button, on the dot, Inf. on the nose, SI. on the beam; right, just, true, truthful, veracious; factual, actual, literal, true to life, true to form; authentic, real, sound, valid; flawless, faultless, perfect, defectless, errorless.
5. proper, Fr. comme il faut, suitable, fitting, befitting, meet, appropriate, apt; conventional, standard, prescribed, approved, accepted; established, traditional, consuetudinary, general, prevailing; normal, natural, usual, routine, customary,
correction, n. 1. improvement, emendation, amendment, modification, alteration; remedy, redress, rectification, righting, reparation, repair.
2. punishment, chastisement, discipline; reproof, admonition, warning; reprimand, scolding, Inf. talking-to, Inf. dressing-down.
corrective, adj. 1. remedial, therapeutic, medici nal, curative, healing; emendatory, U.S. amendatory, rectifying, counteractive; reparative, reparatory, restorative.
2. punitive, disciplinary, penal, castigative, castiga-tory, reformatory.
correctness, n. 1. rightness, unerringness, iner rableness, infallibleness, unfailingness; absoluteness, certainty, sureness, positiveness, definiteness, fix
2. accuracy, accurateness, exactness, exactitude, precision, preciseness; closeness, fidelity, faithfulness, conformity; truth, truthfulness, veracity, verity, veritableness; fact, actuality, factuality, literalness, authenticity, soundness, validity, validness, integrity; flawlessness, inerrancy, faultlessness, perfection.
3. properness, suitability, suitableness, seemliness, becomingness; fitness, fittingness, befittingness, meetness, appropriateness, aptness.
4. propriety, decorum, etiquette, customs, conventions; amenities, civilities, urbanities, graces, courtesies; good manners, good breeding, bon ton, good form.
correlate, v. 1. bring together, relate to each other; compare, contrast.
2. correspond, interact, relate, connect, link, tie in; agree, jibe.
correlation, n. correspondence, equivalence; reciprocity, reciprocality, reciprocalness, mutual relationship, interrelationship, interdependence, mutuality; connection, relationship, tie-in.