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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.


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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