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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.


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

Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate

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