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1repair

verb re·pair \ri-ˈper\

Definition of REPAIR

intransitive verb
1
a :  to betake oneself :  go <repaired to the judge's chambers>
b :  to come together :  rally
2
obsolete :  return

Origin of REPAIR

Middle English, from Anglo-French repairer to go back, return from Late Latin repatriare to go home again, from Latin re- + patria native country — more at expatriate
First Known Use: 14th century

2repair

noun

Definition of REPAIR

1
:  the act of repairing :  resort
2
:  a popular gathering place

First Known Use of REPAIR

14th century

3repair

verb

Definition of REPAIR

transitive verb
1
a :  to restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken :  fix <repair a shoe>
b :  to restore to a sound or healthy state :  renew <repair his strength>
2
:  to make good :  compensate for :  remedy <repair a gap in my reading>
intransitive verb
:  to make repairs
re·pair·abil·i·ty \-ˌper-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
re·pair·able \-ˈper-ə-bəl\ adjective
re·pair·er \-ˈper-ər\ noun

Origin of REPAIR

Middle English, from Anglo-French reparer, from Latin reparare, from re- + parare to prepare — more at pare
First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of REPAIR

mend, repair, patch, rebuild mean to put into good order something that is injured, damaged, or defective. mend implies making whole or sound something broken, torn, or injured <mended the torn dress>. repair applies to the fixing of more extensive damage or dilapidation <repaired the back steps>. patch implies an often temporary fixing of a hole or break with new material <patch worn jeans>. rebuild suggests making like new without completely replacing <a rebuilt automobile engine>.

4repair

noun

Definition of REPAIR

1
a :  an instance or result of repairing
b :  the act or process of repairing
c :  the replacement of destroyed cells or tissues by new formations
2
a :  relative condition with respect to soundness or need of repairing
b :  the state of being in good or sound condition

First Known Use of REPAIR

15th century
REPAIRING Defined for Kids

1repair

verb re·pair \ri-ˈper\
re·pairedre·pair·ing

Definition of REPAIR for Kids

1
:  to put back in good condition :  fix <Can you repair this broken toy?>
2
:  to make up for <I can't repair the damage I did to our friendship.>

2repair

noun

Definition of REPAIR for Kids

1
:  the act or process of putting back in good condition
2
:  1condition 1 <The house is in good repair.>

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