Definitions for: Repair

[n] the act of putting something in working order again
[n] a frequently visited place
[n] a formal way of referring to the condition of something; "the building was in good repair"
[v] give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
[v] set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"
[v] restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
[v] make amends for; pay compensation for; "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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*pair" (r?-p?r"), v. i. [OE. repairen, OF. repairier
to return, fr. L. repatriare to return to one's contry, to go
home again; pref. re- re- + patria native country, fr. pater
father. See Father, and cf. Repatriate.]
1. To return. [Obs.]

I thought . . . that he repaire should again.

2. To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to
sanctuary for safety. --Chaucer.

Go, mount the winds, and to the shades repair.

Re*pair", n. [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See
Repair to go.]
1. The act of repairing or resorting to a place. [R.]

The king sent a proclamation for their repair to
their houses. --Clarendon.

2. Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort. [R.]

There the fierce winds his tender force assail And
beat him downward to his first repair. --Dryden.

Re*pair", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repaired (-p?rd"); p.
pr. & vb. n. Repairing.] [F. r['e]parer, L. reparare; pref.
re- re- + parare to prepare. See Pare, and cf.
1. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury,
dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to
restore; to mend; as, to repair a house, a road, a shoe,
or a ship; to repair a shattered fortune.

Secret refreshings that repair his strength.

Do thou, as thou art wont, repair My heart with
gladness. --Wordsworth.

2. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to
indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.

I 'll repair the misery thou dost bear. --Shak.

Syn: To restore, recover; renew; amend; mend; retrieve;

Re*pair", n.
1. Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste,
injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss;
reparation; as, materials are collected for the repair of
a church or of a city.

Sunk down and sought repair Of sleep, which
instantly fell on me. --Milton.

2. Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.;
as, a house in good, or bad, repair; the book is out of

Synonyms: amend, animate, bushel, compensate, doctor, fix, fix, fixing, fixture, furbish up, hangout, haunt, indemnify, mend, mending, quicken, reanimate, recompense, recreate, rectify, remediate, remedy, renovate, reparation, resort, restore, revive, revivify, stamping ground, touch on, vivify

Antonyms: break, bust

See Also: ameliorate, area, arouse, band aid, better, brace, care, cobble, condition, correct, country, darn, darning, energise, energize, fill, gathering place, give, heel, improve, improvement, maintenance, meliorate, patch, patch up, patching, pay, perk up, piece, point, quick fix, quickie, quicky, reconstruction, reheel, repoint, resole, restitution, restoration, revamp, right, sole, status, stimulate, trouble-shoot, upkeep, vamp

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