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)
Origin: F. Reparer, L. Reparare; pref. Re- re- + parare to prepare. See Pare, and cf. Reparation.
(01 Mar 1998)
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