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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.

    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.

    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.


vb. (en-past of: right)

Usage examples of "righted".

Then, blood spurting, righted herself and rushed the remaining two Seerdomin.

S'ligar's improving, the sun is shining, the Weyr is righted, and Pressan and I were just giving Falga a little walk.

By the time he had the Captain righted on his feet the cell was sealed once more.

Instantly the cup righted itself and incredibly refilled with the just-emptied coffee.

He righted the bunk bed and pushed it back into its former position, managing to stick a minuscule device on the wall behind it.

Tenderly, Reidinger righted the blue cow and drew the bull back to its original position.

Deftly, Tanya righted the child, placed her on her feet so that she could reach Ringle who scampered off, Damia following as fast as she could churn her short legs.

He sat in the chair, got up, turned it upside down to see how the legs had been fitted in, and the stringers, and then righted it to sit in it again, stroking the arm-rests with his big hands.

As he lined it up again with its teammate and the plow righted, he was certain that he saw a flash of harper blue.

Flapping its wet wings, it righted itself, ludicrous in its weak awkwardness.

F'lar righted one overturned stool that would serve him while Terry hooked a foot round a second that had got kicked under the long table, seating himself with a fluid movement that proved he had long familiarity with such makeshift repasts.

He mumbled an apology, righted it and then strode out the door in the direction of the beach.

He righted himself and looked once again through, the viewer, making delicate adjustments to the focus.

Felessan gently righted the little beast and then stood transfixed, the expression on his exultant face plainly visible to his friends as Impression was made.

The man righted himself with a growl, then showed his filed teeth in a challenge.