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Meaning & Definition of Repair in English

English

Repair

/rɪpɛr/

noun

1. The act of putting something in working order again

    synonym:
  • repair
  • ,
  • fix
  • ,
  • fixing
  • ,
  • fixture
  • ,
  • mend
  • ,
  • mending
  • ,
  • reparation

2. A formal way of referring to the condition of something

  • "The building was in good repair"
    synonym:
  • repair

3. A frequently visited place

    synonym:
  • haunt
  • ,
  • hangout
  • ,
  • resort
  • ,
  • repair
  • ,
  • stamping ground

verb

1. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

  • "She repaired her tv set"
  • "Repair my shoes please"
    synonym:
  • repair
  • ,
  • mend
  • ,
  • fix
  • ,
  • bushel
  • ,
  • 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"
  • "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"
    synonym:
  • compensate
  • ,
  • recompense
  • ,
  • repair
  • ,
  • indemnify

3. Move, travel, or proceed toward some place

  • "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"
    synonym:
  • repair
  • ,
  • resort

4. Set straight or right

  • "Remedy these deficiencies"
  • "Rectify the inequities in salaries"
  • "Repair an oversight"
    synonym:
  • rectify
  • ,
  • remediate
  • ,
  • remedy
  • ,
  • repair
  • ,
  • amend

5. Give new life or energy to

  • "A hot soup will revive me"
  • "This will renovate my spirits"
  • "This treatment repaired my health"
    synonym:
  • animate
  • ,
  • recreate
  • ,
  • reanimate
  • ,
  • revive
  • ,
  • renovate
  • ,
  • repair
  • ,
  • quicken
  • ,
  • vivify
  • ,
  • revivify

Examples of using

I'm sorry, I'll do whatever it takes to repair it.
I'm sorry, I'll do whatever it takes to repair it.
I cannot repair this refrigerator.