Right Right, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Righted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Righting}.] [AS. rihtan. See {Right}, a.] 1. To bring or restore to the proper or natural position; to set upright; to make right or straight (that which has been wrong or crooked); to correct. [1913 Webster]

2. To do justice to; to relieve from wrong; to restore rights to; to assert or regain the rights of; as, to right the oppressed; to right one's self; also, to vindicate. [1913 Webster]

So just is God, to right the innocent. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

All experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. --Jefferson. [1913 Webster]

{To right a vessel} (Naut.), to restore her to an upright position after careening.

{To right the helm} (Naut.), to place it in line with the keel. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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