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  1. re·pair
    IPA[rəˈper]
  2. verb

    • 1. fix or mend (a thing suffering from damage or a fault):

      faulty electrical appliances should be repaired by an electrician
      Synonym : mend, fix (up), put right, set right, restore, restore to working order, make as good as new, patch up, put back together, overhaul, service, renovate, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, refit, adjust, regulate, fettle, see to, mend, darn, sew up, stitch up, patch up, clout
    • 2. make good (such damage) by fixing or repairing it:

      an operation to repair damage to his neck
      Synonym : rectify, make good, put right, correct, right, redress, make up for, make amends for, make reparation for, compensate for
    • 3. put right (a damaged relationship or unwelcome situation):

      the new government moved quickly to repair relations with the USA
      Synonym : put/set right, put to rights, patch up, mend, fix, sort out, straighten out, make better, improve, right, heal, cure, remedy, retrieve

    noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: repair, plural noun: repairs

    • v.: verb: repair, 3rd person present: repairs, gerund or present participle: repairing, past tense: repaired, past participle: repaired

    • verb

      go to (a place), especially in company:
    • noun

      frequent or habitual visiting of a place:

      a place which is frequently visited or occupied:

    • verb

      restore (something damaged, faulty, or worn) to a good condition:

      make good (damage):

    • noun

      the action of repairing something:

      a result of repairing something:

    • verb

      go to (a place), especially in company:
    • noun

      frequent or habitual visiting of a place:

      a place which is frequently visited or occupied:

    • noun

      a DNA repair system whereby one member of a mismatched pair of bases is converted to the normally matched base.
    • plural

      minor or temporary repairs carried out on machinery while it is in use.
    • plural

      minor or temporary repairs carried out on machinery while it is in use.
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