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'right' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'right'
1. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth
the right answer
took the right road
the right decision
2. being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
my right hand
right center field
a right-hand turn
the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream
3. socially right or correct
it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye
4. in conformance with justice or law or morality
do the right thing and confess
5. correct in opinion or judgment
time proved him right
6. appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs
the right man for the job
7. of or belonging to the political or intellectual right
8. in or into a satisfactory condition
things are right again now
put things right
9. intended for the right hand
a right-hand glove
10. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure
what's the right word for this?
the right way to open oysters
11. having the axis perpendicular to the base
a right angle
12. (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward
the right side of the cloth showed the pattern
be sure your shirt is right side out
13. most suitable or right for a particular purpose
the right time to act

'right' - used as a adverb
14. precisely, exactly
stand right here!
15. immediately
she called right after dinner
16. exactly
17. toward or on the right; also used figuratively
he looked right and left
the party has moved right
18. in the right manner
19. an interjection expressing agreement
20. completely
she felt right at home
he fell right into the trap
21. (Southern regional intensive) very
they have a right nice place
22. in accordance with moral or social standards
that serves him right
do right by him
23. in a correct manner
he guessed right

'right' - used as a noun
24. an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people
a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away
25. (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing
mineral rights
film rights
26. location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
he stood on the right
27. a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east
take a right at the corner
28. those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
29. anything in accord with principles of justice
he feels he is in the right
30. the hand that is on the right side of the body
he writes with his right hand but pitches with his left
hit him with quick rights to the body
31. the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right

'right' - used as a verb
32. make reparations or amends for
right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust
33. put in or restore to an upright position
They righted the sailboat that had capsized
34. regain an upright or proper position
The capsized boat righted again
35. make right or correct

derived forms
1. Right / Plural
rights
2. Right / Past
righted
3. Right / Third Person
rights
4. Right / Present Participle
righting
5. Right / Comparitive
righter
6. Right / Superlative
rightest
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Antonym
  • wrong
  • left
  • center
  • wrongly
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