repair

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. betake oneself, go; mend, renovate, restore; amend, remedy. See travel. —n. restoration, renovation, mending, redress. See atonement.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. reconstruction, adjustment, improvement, renovation, restoration, substitution, reformation, rehabilitation, servicing, New part, patch, restored portion, replacement, brazure, soldering; see also improvement 2 , repairing .
Ant. break*, tear, fracture.
v.
Syn. fix, mend, adjust, improve, correct, emend, put into shape, reform, patch, recondition, restore, service, overhaul, rejuvenate, refurbish, retread, touch up, put in order, revive, refresh, renew, darn, sew, revamp, rectify, right, remedy, ameliorate, caulk, cobble, renovate, reshape, rebuild, tinker, work over*, fix up*, dirty one's hands with*; see also mend 1 , reconstruct , restore 3 .
Ant. break, damage, smash.
See Synonym Study at mend .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
fixing, mending, restoration, service, reconditioning, patching, alignment, overhaul, correction, tune-up.
II
v.
1. fix mend, restore, recondition, patch, rebuild, reconstruct, align, overhaul, adjust, tinker with.
2. go move, head for, proceed, retire.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To restore to proper condition or functioning: doctor, fix, fix up, mend, overhaul, patch, revamp, right. Idiom: set right. See HELP.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To look to when in need: apply, go, refer, resort, run, turn. Idioms: fall back on (or upon), have recourse to. See USED. 2. To visit regularly: frequent, hang around, haunt, resort. Slang: hang out. See PLACE.

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  • Repair — Re*pair , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repaired} ( p?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repairing}.] [F. r[ e]parer, L. reparare; pref. re re + parare to prepare. See {Pare}, and cf. {Reparation}.] 1. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — I noun adjustment, alteration, amelioration, betterment, correction, cure, fixing, improvement, melioration, mending, overhaul, patching, reanimation, reassembling, reconditioning, reconstruction, recovery, rectification, redintegration,… …   Law dictionary

  • Repair — Re*pair , n. 1. Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation; as, materials are collected for the repair of a church or of a city. [1913 Webster] Sunk down and sought repair… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — repair1 [ri per′] vt. [ME repairen < OFr reparer < L reparare < re , again + parare, to get ready, PREPARE] 1. to put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix 2. to renew; restore; revive [to repair one s health] 3. to …   English World dictionary

  • Repair — Re*pair , n. [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See {Repair} to go.] 1. The act of repairing or resorting to a place. [R.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses. Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 2. Place …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — ‘mend’ [14] and repair ‘go’ [14] are two distinct words. The former comes via Old French reparer from Latin reparāre ‘put back in order’, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘back’ and parāre ‘put in order’ (source of English prepare).… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • repair — Ⅰ. repair [1] ► VERB 1) restore (something damaged, worn, or faulty) to a good condition. 2) set right (a rift in relations). ► NOUN 1) the action of repairing. 2) a result of this. 3) the relative ph …   English terms dictionary

  • repair — ‘mend’ [14] and repair ‘go’ [14] are two distinct words. The former comes via Old French reparer from Latin reparāre ‘put back in order’, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘back’ and parāre ‘put in order’ (source of English prepare).… …   Word origins

  • Repair — Re*pair (r? p?r ), v. i. [OE. repairen, OF. repairier to return, fr. L. repatriare to return to one s contry, to go home again; pref. re re + patria native country, fr. pater father. See {Father}, and cf. {Repatriate}.] 1. To return. [Obs.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — [n] restoration, fixing adjustment, darn, improvement, mend, new part, overhaul, patch, reconstruction, reformation, rehabilitation, replacement, substitution; concepts 513,700,824 Ant. breaking, damage, destruction, harm, hurt, injury, neglect,… …   New thesaurus

  • repair — repair. См. репаративный синтез. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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