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mends

verb , present tense third-person singular of mend

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2 to become healthy and strong again after illness or weakness
  • she's mending after a particularly nasty bout of the flu
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3 to restore to a healthy condition
  • mended the broken plant so that it was soon thriving again
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4 to make up for (an offense)
  • the proverb "least said, soonest mended" should be heeded by anyone tempted to angrily blurt out things they really don't mean
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5 to change one's behavior or character for the better
  • everyone's written her off as a liar and a thief, but I say it's never too late to mend
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6 to bring about recovery from
  • the old adage that only time can mend a broken heart
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