repair has definitions from the field of business
[ verb ] restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken


"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"

Used in print

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

First_of_all there was the parsonage , an utterly impossible place for civilized people to live_in , originally poorly conceived , apparently not repaired for years , with no plumbing or sewage , with rat-holes and rot .

The church itself must be repaired .

(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)

Without exception Hino 's brothers turned_to either one or both of their father 's occupations , but Hino showed a talent for neither and instead spent most of his time on the beach where he repaired nets and proved immensely popular as a storyteller .

(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)

During the summer he had tried to repair some of his losses at the track , and the bare trees reminded him that his pari-mutuel tickets would still be lying , like leaves , in the gutters near Belmont and Saratoga .

[ noun ] the act of putting something in working order again

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The bond issue will go to the state courts for a friendly test_suit to test the validity of the act , and_then the sales will begin and contracts let for repair work on some of Georgia 's most heavily traveled highways .

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

It was an old and dirty wooden structure , sadly in need of repair .

Now , if I were you I would just plan to repair the old church so it would last for five or ten years .

(Richard Ferber, Bitter Valley....)

And there was a house ; livable perhaps , but badly in_need_of repairs .

[ noun ] a formal way of referring to the condition of something


"the building was in good repair"

Used in print

(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)

The desk before him was in no better repair than the rest of the furniture crowded into the room , including wooden file_cabinets with some of their pulls yanked off and a wardrobe stained with the roof seepage of countless seasons .

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[ verb ] (business) 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"

[ verb ] give new life or energy to


"A hot soup will revive me" "This will renovate my spirits" "This treatment repaired my health"

[ verb ] move, travel, or proceed toward some place




"He repaired to his cabin in the woods"

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travel holiday_resort

[ verb ] set straight or right


"remedy these deficiencies" "rectify the inequities in salaries" "repair an oversight"

[ noun ] a frequently visited place

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area gathering_place