Synonyms of 'right'
correct in opinion or judgmentThat's absolutely right!
The information was correct at the time of going to press.
Everything I had heard about him was true.
They are convinced the painting is genuine.
a more accurate description of the terrain
I can't remember the exact words he used.
We will never know the precise details of his death.
For foreign holidays you will need a valid passport.
patterns for making authentic border-style clothing
spot-on (British, informal),
Schools were told their exam information had to be spot-on.
Any comparison that is not strictly factual runs the risk of being interpreted as subjective.
on the money (informal), , ,
dinkum (Australian, New Zealand, informal), ,
appropriate, suitable, or properMake sure you approach it in the right way.
In those days it was not thought proper for a woman to be on the stage.
This behaviour is not becoming among our politicians.
It wasn't seemly for a young boy to be courting this woman.
The President's address was a fitting end to the campaign.
You're not fit to be a mother!
It is appropriate that Irish names dominate the list.
She had no other dress suitable for the occasion.
comme il faut (French)
most favourable or convenientat the right time in the right place
favourable weather conditions
due, , , ,
Treat them with due attention.
Free exchange of goods was advantageous to all.
I have arrived at a very opportune moment.
the most propitious moment to launch the campaign
morally or legally acceptable or correctIt's not right, leaving her like this.
She fought honestly for a just cause and for freedom.
The president is a good man.
I wanted them to get a fair deal.
The committee members are moral, competent people.
Would it be ethical to lie to save a person's life?
a very upright, trustworthy man
I believe she is an honourable person.
My dad was the most honest man I have ever met.
the equitable distribution of social wealth
She concluded that it was impossible to find one righteous person.
The president is portrayed as a virtuous family man.
sound in mind or bodyI think he's not right in the head actually.
He seemed perfectly sane.
They are trained nutritionists who can give sound advice on diets.
I have to prove myself as a respectable, balanced person.
Depressed patients are more likely to become ill than normal people.
He's a reasonable sort of chap.
Rachel looked calmer and more rational now.
all there (informal),
They get senile. They're not all there.
He wasn't very lucid; he didn't quite know where he was.
compos mentis (Latin)
He just didn't look right.
She had a normal pregnancy and delivered a healthy child.
I hope you're well.
She is fine and sends her best wishes.
It will take a very fit person to beat me.
in good health,
in the pink,
up to par
He gave them a right telling off.
He made me look like a complete idiot.
You must think I'm a real idiot.
The old man turned to give her a look of pure surprise.
A sick person needs to have absolute trust in a doctor.
A look of utter confusion swept across his handsome face.
He told me an outright lie.
I was a thorough little academic snob.
You're an out-and-out liar.
correctlyHe guessed right about some things.
Did I pronounce your name correctly?
a truly democratic system
Can you describe exactly what he looked like?
The test can accurately predict what a bigger explosion would do.
in the appropriate mannerThey made sure I did everything right.
exactly or preciselyIt caught me right in the middle of the forehead.
straight or directlyIt was taken right there on a conveyor belt.
all the wayThe candle had burned right down.
all the way,
Dozens of flats have been completely destroyed.
I have fallen completely in love with him.
Young people want something totally different from the old ways.
These mushrooms are perfectly safe to eat.
The two cases are entirely different.
She is absolutely right.
She wasn't altogether sorry to be leaving.
We returned home thoroughly contented.
The accusation is wholly without foundation.
The new laws coming in are utterly ridiculous.
It is quite clear that we were firing in self defence.
without delayShe'll be right down.
As always, we went straight to the experts for advice.
Directly after the meeting, an official appealed on television.
She answered his message immediately.
The meeting quickly adjourned.
She lay down and promptly fell asleep.
The man was killed instantly.
I should go and see a doctor straight away.
fittinglyIf you're not treated right, let us know.
to good or favourable advantageI hope things will turn out right.
a freedom or power that is morally or legally due to a persona woman's right to choose
prerogative, , ,
I thought it was a woman's prerogative to change her mind?
The Prime Minister has the power to dismiss senior ministers.
The Tudors had a tenuous claim to the monarchy.
The judge has no authority to order a second trial.
He never had title to the property.
No doubt he felt it was his due.
freedom of speech
Fiction gives her licence to go where the traditional biographer would not dare to tread.
They cannot leave the country without permission.
Women and children have been given permission to leave.
The ancient powers and privileges of the House of Commons.
anything that accords with the principles of legal or moral justicea fight between right and wrong
There is no justice in this world!
Good and evil may co-exist within one family.
His mission is to uphold truth, justice and the American way.
I can no longer serve with honour as a member of your government.
a system based on social justice and equity
His mother was held up to the family as a paragon of virtue.
I have always regarded him as a man of integrity.
He retains his faith in human goodness.
an effort to preserve traditional morality
concern about the fairness of the election campaign
adopting a tone of moral righteousness
people of the utmost rectitude
a contest in which courage and uprightness win through
to compensate for or redressWe've made progress in righting the wrongs of the past.
Only an act of Congress could rectify the situation.
If something is broken, we fix it.
You may need surgery to correct the problem.
They needed to repair the damage done by the interview.
compensate for, ,
to redress the economic imbalance
to bring or come back to a vertical positionHe righted the yacht and continued to race.
turn up the right way again,
stand upright again,
set upright again,
turn back over
See by rights
See in the right
See put something right
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – The Declaration of Independence]How forcible are right words [Bible: Job]
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in the sense of absolute
total and completeA sick person needs to have absolute trust in a doctor.
in the sense of absolutely
completely or perfectlyShe is absolutely right.
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