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repair1

re·pair1

repair1

 
 
pronunciation:
rih peIr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: repaired, repairing, repairs
definition 1: to restore to a sound state or condition following damage or injury.
The plumber repaired the leaking pipes.The skin can often repair itself.Time repaired their friendship.
 
synonyms:
fix, mend, rebuild, recondition, remedy, service
antonyms:
damage, impair, ruin
similar words:
condition, doctor, heal, patch, reconstruct, redo, remake, renovate, restore, right
definition 2: to compensate or make amends for.
He finally repaired his long-standing debt.
synonyms:
redeem, redress, satisfy
similar words:
atone, expiate, make up, right
definition 3: to correct or set right.
It took months to repair the damage to the paintings.I will repair my offenses, if you'll let me.
synonyms:
adjust, correct, mend, patch up, rectify, redress, right, straighten
similar words:
doctor, fix, remedy
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of restoring to a workable or functional order.
The repair of the building was completed within six months.The car is in need of repair again.
synonyms:
fixing, mending, reconstruction, renovation, restoration
antonyms:
damage
definition 2: (usu. pl.) an instance of repairing.
The repairs on the house were costly.
 
synonyms:
mend
definition 3: general condition.
Leave the house in good repair.
synonyms:
adjustment, condition, order, shape
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derivations: repairable (adj.), repairer (n.)
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