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English verb: heal

1. heal (change) heal or recover

SamplesMy broken leg is mending.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate

2. heal (body) get healthy again

SamplesThe wound is healing slowly.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody's (body part) ----s

Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate

Narrower (hyponym)granulate, scab, skin over

3. heal (body) provide a cure for, make healthy again

SamplesThe treatment cured the boy's acne.
The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to.

Synonymsbring around, cure

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)aid, help

Narrower (hyponym)recuperate

Entailcare for, treat

Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

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