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Definition 1: the act of putting something in working order again - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for repair in the sense of this definition

(repair is a kind of ...) the act of improving something

"their improvements increased the value of the property"

(... is a kind of repair ) the act of mending a hole in a garment with crossing threads

(... is a kind of repair ) the act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it

(... is a kind of repair ) activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

"he wrote the manual on car care"

(... is a kind of repair ) hurried repair

(... is a kind of repair ) the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state

(... is a kind of repair ) the activity of constructing something again

(... is a kind of repair ) the act of restoring something to its original state

Definition 2: a frequently visited place - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for repair in the sense of this definition

(repair is a kind of ...) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

"it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

(... is a kind of repair ) a favorite haunt where people gather

Definition 3: a formal way of referring to the condition of something - [noun denoting state]

Samples where repair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the building was in good repair

(repair is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

Definition 4: give new life or energy to - [verb of body]

Samples where repair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A hot soup will revive me
  • This will renovate my spirits
  • This treatment repaired my health

Synonyms for repair in the sense of this definition

(repair is a kind of ...) cause to be alert and energetic

"Coffee and tea stimulate me" "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"

(repair has a similar meaning as ...) return to consciousness

"The patient came to quickly" "She revived after the doctor gave her an injection"

Definition 5: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken - [verb of change]

Samples where repair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She repaired her TV set
  • Repair my shoes please

Synonyms for repair in the sense of this definition

(repair is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of repair ) put a new heel on

"heel shoes"

(... is a kind of repair ) provide (a shoe) with a new vamp

"revamp my old boots"

(... is a kind of repair ) put a new sole on

"sole the shoes"

(... is a kind of repair ) mend by putting a patch on

"patch a hole"

(... is a kind of repair ) solve problems

"He is known to be good at trouble-shooting"

(... is a kind of repair ) repair the joints of bricks

"point a chimney"

(... is a kind of repair ) repair or mend

"cobble shoes"

(... is a kind of repair ) repair by adding pieces

"She pieced the china cup"

(... is a kind of repair ) plug with a substance

"fill a cavity"

(... is a kind of repair ) try to fix or mend

"Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right" "She always fiddles with her van on the weekend"

(... is a kind of repair ) repair by sewing

"darn socks"

Definition 6: set straight or right - [verb of change]

Samples where repair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • remedy these deficiencies
  • rectify the inequities in salaries
  • repair an oversight

Synonyms for repair in the sense of this definition

(repair is a kind of ...) make right or correct

"Correct the mistakes" "rectify the calculation"

Definition 7: move, travel, or proceed toward some place - [verb of motion]

Samples where repair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He repaired to his cabin in the woods

Synonyms for repair in the sense of this definition

(repair is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Definition 8: make amends for; pay compensation for - [verb of possession]

Samples where repair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for repair in the sense of this definition

(repair is a kind of ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

(... is a kind of repair ) deliver in exchange or recompense

"I'll give you three books for four CDs"

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