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English noun: mend

1. mend (artifact) sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)


SamplesHer stockings had several mends.


Synonymsdarn, patch


Broader (hypernym)sewing, stitchery

2. mend (act) the act of putting something in working order again


Synonymsfix, fixing, fixture, mending, repair, reparation


Broader (hypernym)improvement


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


English verb: mend

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


SamplesShe repaired her TV set.
Repair my shoes please.


ExamplesThey mend the cape


Synonymsbushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, repair, 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. mend (change) heal or recover


SamplesMy broken leg is mending.


Synonymsheal


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


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate









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