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. "Secret refreshings that repair his strength." (Milton) "Do thou, as thou art wont, repair My heart with gladness." (Wordsworth)

2. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage. "I 'll repair the misery thou dost bear." (Shak)

Synonyms: restore, recover, renew, amend, mend, retrieve, recruit.

Origin: F. Reparer, L. Reparare; pref. Re- re- + parare to prepare. See Pare, and cf. Reparation.

(01 Mar 1998)

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