(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. repair, restore, correct, improve. See improvement, restoration.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To repair]
Syn. repair, patch, patch up, darn, sew, fix, restore, reconstruct, retouch, put in shape, heal, put back together, cobble, doctor*; see also reconstruct , repair , restore 3 .
2. [To improve]
Syn. aid, remedy, cure; see correct 1 , improve 1 .
3. [Reform]
Syn. regenerate, behave, mend one's manners, mend one's ways; see improve 2 , reform 3 .
4. [To get well]
Syn. recover, respond to medication, knit; see heal 1 , recover 3 .
on the mend,
Syn. getting better, recuperating, recovering; see improving .
Syn.- mend is the general word implying the making whole again of something that has been broken, torn, etc. [ to mend a toy, to mend a dress ] ; repair , often equivalent to mend , is preferred when the object is a relatively complex one that has become damaged or decayed through use, age, exhaustion, etc. [ to repair an automobile, to repair a radio ] ; patch and darn imply the mending of a hole, tear, etc., the former by inserting or applying a piece of similar material [ to patch a coat, to patch a tire ] , the latter by sewing a network of stitches across the gap [ to darn a sock ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
fix, repair, restore, correct, patch up, doctor, rectify, recondition, remedy, heal, cure, right.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To restore to proper condition or functioning: doctor, fix, fix up, overhaul, patch, repair1, revamp, right. Idiom: set right. See HELP. 2. To make right what is wrong: amend, correct, emend, rectify, redress, reform, remedy, right. See CORRECT. 3. To regain one's health: come around (or round), convalesce, gain, improve, perk up, rally, recover, recuperate. See HEALTH.

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