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To go often, customarily, or in numbers
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  1. To go often, customarily, or in numbers
  2. To put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix
  3. To restore to sound condition after damage or injury; fix:
To connect (electronic circuits, equipment, etc.), as with patch cords
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  1. To connect (electronic circuits, equipment, etc.), as with patch cords
  2. (Computers) To correct a bug in (an item of software), especially as a temporary correction between releases.
  3. To add (a person) in or into an electronic communication circuit, as for a conference call or radio transmission
To mend something by patching; usually a quick fix.
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  1. To mend something by patching; usually a quick fix.
  2. (Idiomatic, figuratively) to repair, to make better
  3. (Idiomatic) to repair by adding a patch.
(Informal, euphemism) damn (the curse)
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  1. (Informal, euphemism) damn (the curse)
  2. To mend (cloth) or repair (a hole or tear in cloth) by sewing a network of stitches across the gap
  3. To mend (a garment, for example) by weaving thread or yarn across a gap or hole.
To join or fasten with stitches made with needle and thread
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  1. To join or fasten with stitches made with needle and thread
  2. To work with needle and thread or at a sewing machine
  3. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(Chiefly Southern US) To be on the verge of; to be making preparations for. Used in progressive tenses with the infinitive:
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  1. (Chiefly Southern US) To be on the verge of; to be making preparations for. Used in progressive tenses with the infinitive:
  2. (--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
  3. To restore to proper condition; repair, mend, remedy, heal, etc.
To give back (something taken away, lost, etc.); make restitution of
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  1. To give back (something taken away, lost, etc.); make restitution of
  2. To bring back to an original or normal condition:
  3. To bring back into existence or use; reestablish:
  1. To construct again; to restore.
  2. (Linguistics) To deduce the form and properties of (a protolanguage or an unattested word) based on evidence from attested languages, such as cognate words.
  3. To build up, from remaining parts or other evidence, a concept or reproduction of (something in its original or complete form)
To give or make retouches.
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  1. To give or make retouches.
  2. To color (recent growth of hair) to match hair that was tinted, dyed, or bleached at an earlier date.
  3. To touch up or change details in (a painting, essay, etc.) in order to improve it
To become well or healthy again; be cured
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  1. To become well or healthy again; be cured
  2. To cure or get rid of (a disease)
  3. To cause (a wound, sore, etc.) to become closed or scarred so as to restore a healthy condition
To put together clumsily; bungle:
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  1. To put together clumsily; bungle:
  2. (Intransitive) To use cobblestones to pave a road, walkway, etc.
  3. To assemble in an improvised way.
(Informal) To give medical treatment to:
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  1. (Informal) To give medical treatment to:
  2. To try to heal; apply medicine to
  3. To add ingredients so as to improve or conceal the taste, appearance, or quality of:
To give help or relief (to); assist
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  1. To give help or relief (to); assist
  2. To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
To cure or heal, as with medicine
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  1. To cure or heal, as with medicine
  2. To correct or remove (an evil, etc.)
  3. To counteract or rectify (a problem, mistake, or undesirable situation).
To cause to be free of, to lose interest in, or to stop doing something.
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  1. To cause to be free of, to lose interest in, or to stop doing something.
  2. To prepare, preserve, or finish a substance by a chemical or physical process.
  3. To cause to be free of a disease or unhealthy condition:
To receive (imperfectly formed electrical signals) for retransmission in substantially perfect form
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  1. To receive (imperfectly formed electrical signals) for retransmission in substantially perfect form
  2. (Electronics) To cause oscillation or to increase the amplification of (a signal) by feeding energy back from an amplifier output to its input
  3. (Mech.) To use (heat, energy, pressure, etc. which would otherwise be wasted) by employing special arrangements or devices
To conduct (oneself or itself) in a specified way; act or react
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  1. To conduct (oneself or itself) in a specified way; act or react
  2. To conduct (oneself) in a specified way:
  3. To act, react, function, or perform in a particular way:
(Idiomatic) To recognise one's failings and attempt to remedy them
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  1. (Idiomatic) To recognise one's failings and attempt to remedy them
To get back the full or an equivalent amount; to obtain through a legal judgment; to be awarded damages. To get back the full or an equivalent amount; to obtain through a legal judgment; to be awarded damages.
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  1. To get back the full or an equivalent amount; to obtain through a legal judgment; to be awarded damages. To get back the full or an equivalent amount; to obtain through a legal judgment; to be awarded damages.
  2. To bring (land) into or return to a suitable condition for use; reclaim.
  3. (Sports) To recover a ball, puck, etc.
To become contracted into a frown
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  1. To become contracted into a frown
  2. To become securely joined or mended together closely, as a fractured bone.
  3. To form (yarn or thread) into fabric by intertwining.
To add ingredients so as to improve or conceal the taste, appearance, or quality of:
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  1. To add ingredients so as to improve or conceal the taste, appearance, or quality of:
  2. (--- Baseball) To deface or apply a substance to (the ball) in violation of the rules in order to throw a pitch with extraordinary movement:
  3. To try to heal; apply medicine to
To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
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  1. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
  2. (--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
  3. To correct or set right; adjust:
To check thoroughly for needed repairs
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  1. To check thoroughly for needed repairs
  2. To make the repairs, adjustments, etc. needed to restore (a motor, etc.) to good working order
  3. To examine or go over carefully for needed repairs.
(Computers) To correct a bug in (an item of software), especially as a temporary correction between releases.
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  1. (Computers) To correct a bug in (an item of software), especially as a temporary correction between releases.
  2. A temporary, removable electronic connection, as one between two components in a communications system.
  3. To add (a person) in or into an electronic communication circuit, as for a conference call or radio transmission
To go often, customarily, or in numbers
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  1. To go often, customarily, or in numbers
  2. To put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix
  3. To set right; remedy:
  1. To renovate, revise, improve or renew; to patch.
  2. To vamp (a shoe) anew.
  3. To revise or reconstruct (a manuscript, for example).
On or toward the right hand or side
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  1. On or toward the right hand or side
  2. To put in order; set right
  3. Exactly; just:
To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter. To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter.
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  1. To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter. To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter.
  2. To remove the faults of; correct; emend
  3. To change for the better; improve:
To speak to or communicate with (someone) in order to point out a mistake or error.
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  1. To speak to or communicate with (someone) in order to point out a mistake or error.
  2. To indicate or mark the errors in:
  3. To make right; change from wrong to right; remove errors from
To improve by critical editing:
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  1. To improve by critical editing:
  2. To make scholarly corrections or improvements in (a text)
  3. (Rare) To correct or improve
To adjust, as in movement or balance; adjust by calculation
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  1. To adjust, as in movement or balance; adjust by calculation
  2. To set right; correct:
  3. To put or set right; correct; amend
To redecorate a previously existing film set so that it can double for another set.
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  1. To redecorate a previously existing film set so that it can double for another set.
  2. To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.
  3. To set right (an undesirable situation, for example); remedy or rectify.
To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition:
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  1. To improve by alteration, correction of error, or removal of defects; put into a better form or condition:
  2. To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits; as, a person of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.
  3. To induce or persuade (a person) to give up harmful or immoral practices; cause to adopt a better way of life.
To correct or remove (an evil, etc.)
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  1. To correct or remove (an evil, etc.)
  2. To counteract or rectify (a problem, mistake, or undesirable situation).
  3. To put back in proper condition; put right
To put in order; set right
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  1. To put in order; set right
  2. On or toward the right hand or side
  3. Exactly; just:
  1. To regain consciousness after a faint etc.
  2. (Idiomatic) To change one's mind, especially to begin to agree or appreciate what one was reluctant to accept at first.
To recover gradually from illness; regain strength and health
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  1. To recover gradually from illness; regain strength and health
To join by or fit into a gain.
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  1. To join by or fit into a gain.
  2. To obtain a profit or advantage; benefit:
  3. To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
(Now Rare) To use profitably or to good advantage
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  1. (Now Rare) To use profitably or to good advantage
  2. To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better:
  3. To become better:
To come in order to help
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  1. To come in order to help
  2. To come back to action, normal strength, etc.; revive
  3. To come together for a common purpose, esp. to assist or support a cause, person, etc.
To get back control or possession of (land) by military conquest or legal action.
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  1. To get back control or possession of (land) by military conquest or legal action.
  2. To search for, find, and bring back:
  3. (Law) To succeed in a claim; receive judgment in one's favor
To recover losses, etc.
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  1. To recover losses, etc.
  2. To be restored to health, strength, etc.; get well again; recover
  3. To recover (a financial loss).

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
Find another word for mend. In this page you can discover 61 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for mend, like: repair, patch, patch-up, darn, sew, fix, restore, reconstruct, retouch, put in shape and heal.