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Verb: repair  ri'pehr
  1. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please";
    - mend, fix, bushel [US], doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on
     
  2. Make amends for; pay compensation for
    "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich";
    - compensate, recompense, indemnify
     
  3. Move, travel, or proceed toward some place
    "He repaired to his cabin in the woods";
    - resort
     
  4. Set straight or right
    "repair an oversight";
    - rectify, remediate, remedy, amend
     
  5. Give new life or energy to
    "This treatment repaired my health";
    - animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, quicken, vivify, revivify
Noun: repair  ri'pehr
  1. The act of putting something in working order again
    - fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation
     
  2. A formal way of referring to the condition of something
    "the building was in good repair"
     
  3. A frequently visited place
    - haunt, hangout, resort, stamping ground, stomping ground [N. Amer]

Derived forms: repairing, repairs, repaired

Type of: ameliorate, amend, area, arouse, better, brace, condition, correct, country, energise [Brit], energize, go, improve, improvement, locomote, meliorate, mend, move, pay, perk up, rectify, right, status, stimulate, travel

Antonym: break

Encyclopedia: Repair