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English noun: repair

1. repair (act) the act of putting something in working order again


Synonymsfix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation


Broader (hypernym)improvement


Narrower (hyponym)band aid, care, darning, maintenance, patching, quick fix, quickie, quicky, reconstruction, restitution, restoration, upkeep

2. repair (state) a formal way of referring to the condition of something


SamplesThe building was in good repair.


Broader (hypernym)condition, status

3. repair (location) a frequently visited place


Synonymshangout, haunt, resort, stamping ground


Broader (hypernym)area, country


Narrower (hyponym)gathering place


English verb: repair

1. repair (change) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken


SamplesShe repaired her TV set.
Repair my shoes please.


ExamplesThe men repair the chairs


Synonymsbushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, restore, touch on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)cobble, darn, fiddle, fill, heel, patch, patch, patch up, piece, point, reheel, repoint, resole, revamp, sole, tinker, trouble-shoot, troubleshoot, vamp


Antonymsbust, break

2. repair (possession) make amends for; pay compensation for


SamplesOne 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.


Synonymscompensate, indemnify, recompense


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


Broader (hypernym)pay


Narrower (hyponym)give

3. repair (motion) move, travel, or proceed toward some place


SamplesHe repaired to his cabin in the woods.


Synonymsresort


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

4. repair (change) set straight or right


SamplesRemedy these deficiencies.
Rectify the inequities in salaries.
Repair an oversight.


Synonymsamend, rectify, remediate, remedy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)correct, rectify, right

5. repair (body) give new life or energy to


SamplesA hot soup will revive me.
This will renovate my spirits.
This treatment repaired my health.


Synonymsanimate, quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, revive, revivify, vivify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate


Verb groupcome to, resuscitate, revive









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