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mend

mend

 
pronunciation:
mend
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
on the mend
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mended, mending, mends
definition 1: to repair (something damaged or worn).
The broken step has finally been mended.His wife had always mended his socks.
synonyms:
fix, repair
antonyms:
break, damage
similar words:
darn, doctor, heal, overhaul, patch, recondition, remedy, renew, renovate, restore, touch up
definition 2: to correct or improve (defects or defective behavior).
I'll try to mend my ways in the future.
synonyms:
correct, improve
similar words:
ameliorate, amend, better, doctor, fix, rectify, reform, repair, revamp, revise, straighten
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be restored to a healthy condition or to regain one's health; improve or heal.
The fracture is mending well.He is still in the hospital, but he seems to be mending.
synonyms:
heal, recover
antonyms:
worsen
similar words:
convalesce, improve, recuperate
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or result of mending; repair or the place repaired.
The mend in that shirt can hardly be seen.
synonyms:
repair
similar words:
amelioration, betterment, correction, improvement, remake, restoration
phrase: on the mend
derivation: mendable (adj.)
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