Repairing
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, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to restore; to mend; as, to repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship; to repair a shattered fortune. [1913 Webster]

Secret refreshings that repair his strength. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Do thou, as thou art wont, repair My heart with gladness. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage. [1913 Webster]

I 'll repair the misery thou dost bear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To restore, recover; renew; amend; mend; retrieve; recruit. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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