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repair

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of repair

  1. a state of being or fitness the dining table is in good repair, so you won't need to refinish it Synonyms of repair estate, fettle, form, health, keeping, kilter, nick [British], order, condition, shape, trimWords Related to repair practice (also practise); pass, phase, stage; footing, picture, posture, scene, status, situation; rank, standingNear Antonyms of repair disorder, disrepair


repair

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of repair

  1. 1 to bring back to a former condition or vigor it will take some time to repair your energy after a bout with the flu Synonyms of repair freshen, recharge, recreate, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, renew, restore, resuscitate, revitalize, revive, revivifyWords Related to repair make over, overhaul, reclaim, recondition, reconstitute, redesign, redevelop, redo, reengineer, refurbish, rehab, rehabilitate, remake, remodel, renovate; refill, replenish, resupply; modernize, update

  2. 2 to put into good shape or working order again having trouble finding someone who repairs audio components Synonyms of repair doctor, fix, patch, recondition, renovate, mend, revampWords Related to repair fix up, furbish, overhaul, rebuild, reconstruct, refurbish; aid, cure, heal, help; condition, prepare, ready; care (for), maintain, service; freshen, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, renew, restore, revitalize, revive; adjust, correct, modify, rectify, redress, reform, right; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorateNear Antonyms of repair blemish, break, damage, deface, disfigure, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, ruin, spoil, vandalize, wreck; cripple, disable, maim, mangle, mutilate

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


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