Definition of Repair in English :

Define Repair in English

Repair meaning in English

Meaning of Repair in English

Pronunciation of Repair in English

Repair pronunciation in English

Pronounce Repair in English


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1. fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation

the act of putting something in working order again

2. repair

a formal way of referring to the condition of something

Example Sentences:
'the building was in good repair'

3. hangout, haunt, repair, resort, stamping ground

a frequently visited place


4. bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on

restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

Example Sentences:
'She repaired her TV set'
'Repair my shoes please'

5. compensate, indemnify, recompense, repair

make amends for; pay compensation for

Example Sentences:
'One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich'
'She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident'

6. repair, resort

move, travel, or proceed toward some place

Example Sentences:
'He repaired to his cabin in the woods'

7. amend, rectify, remediate, remedy, repair

set straight or right

Example Sentences:
'remedy these deficiencies'
'rectify the inequities in salaries'
'repair an oversight'

8. animate, quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify

give new life or energy to

Example Sentences:
'A hot soup will revive me'
'This will renovate my spirits'
'This treatment repaired my health'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (transitive)
to restore (something damaged or broken) to good condition or working order
to heal (a breach or division) in (something)
to repair a broken marriage
to make good or make amends for (a mistake, injury, etc)
the act, task, or process of repairing
a part that has been repaired
state or condition
in good repair
verb (intransitive)
1. (usually foll by to)
to go (to a place)
to repair to the country
2. (usually foll by to)
to have recourse (to) for help, etc
to repair to one's lawyer
3. (usually foll by from) archaic
to come back; return
noun archaic
the act of going or returning
a haunt or resort

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see synonyms of repair
verb transitive
to put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix
to renew; restore; revive
to repair one's health
to amend; set right; remedy
to repair a mistake
to make amends for; make up or compensate for (a wrong, injury, etc.)
the act, process, or work of repairing
6.  [usually pl.]
an instance of repairing or work done in repairing
the state of being repaired, or fit for use
a car kept in repair
state with respect to being repaired
a house in bad repair
verb intransitive
to go or betake oneself (to a place)
to go often, customarily, or in numbers
3.  Obsolete
to return
4.  Archaic
a place to which one repairs; resort; haunt

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of repair
v. re·paired, re·pair·ing, re·pairs
1. To restore to sound condition after damage or injury; fix: repaired the broken watch.
2. To set right; remedy: repair an oversight.
3. To restore or renew: repair the immune system.
4. To make up for or compensate for (a loss or wrong, for example).
To make repairs.
a. The work, act, or process of repairing.
b. often repairs An instance or a result of repairing: The accident resulted in a costly repair to the car. My bike is in the shop for repairs.
a. The state of being fit for use: The furnace is out of repair.
b. General condition after use or repairing: in good repair.
intr.v. re·paired, re·pair·ing, re·pairs
1. To betake oneself; go: repair to the dining room.
2. To go frequently or habitually: repairs to the restaurant every week.
1. An act of going or sojourning: our annual repair to the mountains.
2. A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.

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