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Another word for mend

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Verb
  1. To restore to proper condition or functioning

      1. Conforming with or conformable to justice, law, or morality:
      2. In accordance with fact, reason, or truth; correct:
      3. Fitting, proper, or appropriate:
      1. To patch up or restore; renovate.
      2. To revise or reconstruct (a manuscript, for example).
      3. To vamp (a shoe) anew.
      1. To restore to sound condition after damage or injury; fix:
      2. To set right; remedy:
      3. To restore or renew:
      1. A small piece of material affixed to another, larger piece to conceal, reinforce, or repair a worn area, hole, or tear.
      2. A small piece of cloth used for patchwork.
      3. A small cloth badge affixed to a garment as a decoration or an insignia, as of a military unit.
      1. To examine or go over carefully for needed repairs.
      2. To dismantle in order to make repairs.
      3. To slacken (a line) or to release and separate the blocks of (a tackle).
      1. To provide (someone) (with something); to furnish.
      2. To repair or refurbish.
      3. To prepare or provide (something).
      1. To correct or set right; adjust:
      2. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
      3. To make ready for a specific purpose, as by altering or combining elements; prepare:
      1. A person who is licensed to practice medicine and has trained at a school of medicine, chiropractic, optometry, podiatry, dentistry, or veterinary medicine.
      2. A practitioner of alternative medicine or folk medicine who does not have traditional medical credentials.
      3. A person who has earned the highest academic degree, usually a PhD, awarded by a college or university in a specified discipline.
    See also:

    help

  2. To make right what is wrong

      1. Conforming with or conformable to justice, law, or morality:
      2. In accordance with fact, reason, or truth; correct:
      3. Fitting, proper, or appropriate:
      1. Something, such as a drug or a bandage, that is used to treat a symptom, disease, injury, or other condition.
      2. Something that corrects an evil, fault, or error.
      3. The means of obtaining redress of a wrong or enforcement of a right.
      1. To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition:
      2. To abolish abuse or malpractice in:
      3. To put an end to (an abuse or wrong).
      1. To set right (an undesirable situation, for example); remedy or rectify.
      2. To make amends to:
      3. Satisfaction for wrong or injury; reparation.
      1. To set right; correct:
      2. To correct by calculation or adjustment:
      3. To refine or purify, especially by distillation.
      1. To improve by critical editing:
      1. To make or put right:
      2. To remove the errors or mistakes from:
      3. To indicate or mark the errors in:
      1. To change for the better; improve:
      2. To alter the wording of (a legal document, for example) so as to make more suitable or acceptable.
      3. To enrich (soil), especially by mixing in organic matter or sand.
    See also:

    correct

  3. To regain one's health

    See also:

    health

Another word for mend

Verb
  1. To improve

      1. A drug or course of medical treatment used to restore health:
      2. Restoration of health; recovery from disease:
      3. Something that corrects or relieves a harmful or disturbing situation:
      1. Something, such as a drug or a bandage, that is used to treat a symptom, disease, injury, or other condition.
      2. Something that corrects an evil, fault, or error.
      3. The means of obtaining redress of a wrong or enforcement of a right.
      1. To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
      2. To provide assistance, support, or relief:
      3. The act or result of helping; assistance:
  2. Reform

  3. To get well

Synonym Study

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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