phyte; newcomer, novice, tyro, beginner, initiate, apprentice.
3. supporter, helper, auxiliary; follower, operative, worker.
-v. 4. (in reference to military service) draft, impress, press, induct, conscript, conscribe, Naut. shanghai, crimp; enlist, Archaic, list, muster in, levy; activate, call up, mobilize.
5. furnish, stock, provision, store, provide; equip, arm, fit out, accouter.
6. engage, obtain, acquire, procure, muster, gather up or together, Inf. round up; enroll, sign up.
7. replenish, replace, reinforce, strengthen, fortify, shore up, buttress; enlarge, augment, increase, Inf. beef up.
8. (of health or strength) renew, restore, refresh, revive, reinvigorate, regain, rehabilitate; recover, recuperate, convalesce, get well; improve, mend, heal, be on the mend; pull through, survive.
rectangular, adj. quadrate, right-angled, angular, Math, orthogonic, oblong; square, quadratic, foursquare. rectify, v. 1. set right, right, square, correct, redress, revise, reform, straighten out; repair, fix, remedy, mend, cure, heal, doctor, minister; better, ameliorate, meliorate, improve, amend, emend.
2. adjust, regulate, straighten, focus, tune in or up, attune, fine-tune; bring into line, synchronize, collimate, calibrate, align, balance.
rectitude, n. 1. moral virtue, moral strength, integrity, probity, morality, uprightness; rightness, goodness, virtuousness, righteousness, honorableness; honor, virtue, decency, upstandingness, respectability, good character; veracity, honesty, truthfulness, credibility, guilelessness, scrupulousness; impeccability, unimpeachability, irreproachability, uncorruptness, cleanness; sinlessness, purity, innocence, immaculateness, immaculacy, spotlessness, stainlessness; saintliness, godliness, chastity, pudicity, modesty, unlicentiousness, undissoluteness.
2. correctness, soundness, accuracy, precision, exactness, exactitude; validity, verity, justness, accordance; closeness, nicety, fidelity, faithfulness, literalness, rector, n. 1. pastor, vicar, dean, chaplain, spiritual director; dignitary, prelate, bishop, monsignor.
2. clergyman, ecclesiastic, churchman, parson, Dial. dominie, divine, clerk, clerical, reverend, cassock, servant of God, Brit, blackcoat.
3. minister, priest, presbyter, father, confessor, padre, cure, abbe.
4. preacher, evangelist, Usu. Disparaging, pulpiteer. See preacher, evangelist.
5. theologian, canonist, hierophant. See theologian, rectory, n. 1. parsonage, Rom. Cath. Ch. presbytery, pastorate, parish house, church house, manse, vicarage, deanery, Southern U.S. pastorium, Brit. Archaic. glebe house.
2. British, benefice, parsonage, pastorate, episcopate, bishopric, diocese, see, deanery, chaplaincy, curacy.
recumbent, adj. 1. lying down, decumbent, ac-cumbent, reclining, couchant; supine, resupine, flat, lying flat, flat on one's back; prone, procumbent, prostrate; horizontal, stretched out, spread out, spread-eagle, sprawling; resting, leaning, inclined.
2. idle, inactive, at leisure, unoccupied, doing nothing; lounging, lolling, lazy, listless, languid, lackadaisical, apathetic, phlegmatic; sedentary, passive, dull, sluggish; hebetudinous, lethargic, drowsy, sleepy, somnolent, slumberous, torpid, torpescent. recuperate, v. 1. recover, convalesce, pick up, perk