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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
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.
So just is God, to right the innocent. --Shak.
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.
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
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