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mend

 (mĕnd)
v. mend·ed, mend·ing, mends
v.tr.
1. To make repairs or restoration to; fix.
2. To reform or correct: mend one's ways.
v.intr.
1.
a. To improve in health or condition: The patient is mending well.
b. To heal: The bone mended in a month.
2. To make repairs or corrections.
n.
1. The act of mending: did a neat mend on the sock.
2. A mended place: You can't tell where the mend is.
Idioms:
mend fences
To improve poor relations, especially in politics: "Whatever thoughts he may have entertained about mending some fences with [them] were banished" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).
on the mend
Improving, especially in health.

[Middle English menden, short for amenden, to amend; see amend.]

mend′a·ble adj.
mend′er n.

mend

(mɛnd)
vb
1. (tr) to repair (something broken or unserviceable)
2. to improve or undergo improvement; reform (often in the phrase mend one's ways)
3. (intr) to heal or recover
4. (intr) (of conditions) to improve; become better
5. (tr) Northern English to feed or stir (a fire)
n
6. the act of repairing
7. a mended area, esp on a garment
8. on the mend becoming better, esp in health
[C12: shortened from amend]
ˈmendable adj
ˈmender n

mend

(mɛnd)

v.t.
1. to make (something damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing: to mend clothes.
2. to correct defects or errors in.
3. to set right; make better; improve: to mend matters.
v.i.
4. to progress toward recovery, as a sick person.
5. (of broken bones) to grow together; knit.
6. to improve, as conditions or affairs.
n.
7. the act of mending; repair.
8. a mended place.
Idioms:
1. mend one's fences, to strengthen or reestablish one's position by conciliation or negotiation.
2. on the mend, improving, esp. in health.
[1150–1200; Middle English, aph. variant of amenden amend]
mend′a•ble, adj.
mend′er, n.

mend


Past participle: mended
Gerund: mending

Imperative
mend
mend
Present
I mend
you mend
he/she/it mends
we mend
you mend
they mend
Preterite
I mended
you mended
he/she/it mended
we mended
you mended
they mended
Present Continuous
I am mending
you are mending
he/she/it is mending
we are mending
you are mending
they are mending
Present Perfect
I have mended
you have mended
he/she/it has mended
we have mended
you have mended
they have mended
Past Continuous
I was mending
you were mending
he/she/it was mending
we were mending
you were mending
they were mending
Past Perfect
I had mended
you had mended
he/she/it had mended
we had mended
you had mended
they had mended
Future
I will mend
you will mend
he/she/it will mend
we will mend
you will mend
they will mend
Future Perfect
I will have mended
you will have mended
he/she/it will have mended
we will have mended
you will have mended
they will have mended
Future Continuous
I will be mending
you will be mending
he/she/it will be mending
we will be mending
you will be mending
they will be mending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mending
you have been mending
he/she/it has been mending
we have been mending
you have been mending
they have been mending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mending
you will have been mending
he/she/it will have been mending
we will have been mending
you will have been mending
they will have been mending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mending
you had been mending
he/she/it had been mending
we had been mending
you had been mending
they had been mending
Conditional
I would mend
you would mend
he/she/it would mend
we would mend
you would mend
they would mend
Past Conditional
I would have mended
you would have mended
he/she/it would have mended
we would have mended
you would have mended
they would have mended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mend - sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)mend - sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment); "her stockings had several mends"
stitchery, sewing - needlework on which you are working with needle and thread; "she put her sewing back in the basket"
2.mend - the act of putting something in working order againmend - the act of putting something in working order again
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
darning - the act of mending a hole in a garment with crossing threads
patching - the act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it
maintenance, upkeep, care - activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care"
quick fix, quickie, quicky, band aid - hurried repair
restoration - the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state
reconstruction - the activity of constructing something again
restitution - the act of restoring something to its original state
Verb1.mend - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or brokenmend - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
tinker, fiddle - try to fix or mend; "Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right"; "She always fiddles with her van on the weekend"
fill - plug with a substance; "fill a cavity"
patch, piece - repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup"
cobble - repair or mend; "cobble shoes"
repoint, point - repair the joints of bricks; "point a chimney"
troubleshoot, trouble-shoot - solve problems; "He is known to be good at trouble-shooting"
patch up, patch - mend by putting a patch on; "patch a hole"
resole, sole - put a new sole on; "sole the shoes"
revamp, vamp - provide (a shoe) with a new vamp; "revamp my old boots"
reheel, heel - put a new heel on; "heel shoes"
darn - repair by sewing; "darn socks"
2.mend - heal or recovermend - heal or recover; "My broken leg is mending"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"

mend

verb
1. repair, fix, restore, renew, patch up, renovate, refit, retouch They took a long time to mend the roof.
2. darn, repair, patch, stitch, sew cooking their meals, mending their socks
3. heal, improve, recover, cure, remedy, get better, be all right, be cured, recuperate, pull through, convalesce He must have an operation to mend torn knee ligaments. The arm is broken, but you'll mend.
4. put right, settle, resolve, heal, sort out, remedy, redress, rectify I felt that might mend the rift between them.
5. improve, better, reform, correct, revise, amend, rectify, ameliorate, emend There will be disciplinary action if you do not mend your ways.
on the mend convalescent, improving, recovering, getting better, recuperating, convalescing The baby had been poorly but was on the mend.

mend

verb
1. To restore to proper condition or functioning:
Idiom: set right.
2. To make right what is wrong:
3. To regain one's health:
Translations
مَكان مُصَلَّحيُصْلِحُيُصَلِّحيَلْتَئِم الجُرْح، يَتَحَسَّن صِحيّاً
hojit senapravitopravitspravitsprávka
reparerereparation
korjatakunnostaaparantaaparantuakohentaa
popraviti
megjavít
batna, lagastlagfæraviîgerî, bót
直す
고치다
adytigytisuadyta vietasuadytisusiūta vieta
atlabtielāpslabotlāpīta vietaremontēt
hojiť sa
popraviti
lagareparera
ซ่อมแซม
sửa chữa

mend

[mend]
A. N (= patch) → remiendo m; (= darn) → zurcido m
to be on the mendir mejorando
B. VT
1. (= repair) [+ watch, toy, wall] → arreglar, reparar; [+ shoes] → arreglar; (= darn) → remendar, zurcir
2. (= improve) to mend mattersmejorar las cosas
to mend one's waysenmendarse
C. VI (= improve) → mejorar

mend

[ˈmɛnd]
vt
(= repair) → réparer
(= darn) → raccommoder, repriser
(= improve) [+ relations] → normaliser
to mend the rift between → combler le fossé entre
I felt that might well mend the rift between them → Je pensais que cela pourrait bien combler le fossé entre eux.
to mend one's ways (= improve one's behaviour) → s'amender
n
(in garment)reprise f
to be on the mend [person] → être en voie de guérison

mend

n (in shoe) → reparierte Stelle; (in piece of metal, cloth etc also) → Flickstelle f; (in roof, fence etc also) → ausgebesserte Stelle; the mend is almost invisibleman sieht kaum, dass es repariert/geflickt/ausgebessert worden ist; to be on the mend (fig, lit: person) → sich (langsam) erholen, sich auf dem Wege der Besserung befinden (form); the fracture is on the mendder Bruch heilt schon wieder or ist am Verheilen (inf)
vt
(= repair)reparieren; roof, fenceausbessern, reparieren; hole, clothesflicken; my shoes need mendingich muss meine Schuhe reparieren or machen (inf)lassen
(= improve) to mend relations with somebodydie Beziehungen zu jdm verbessern; to mend one’s wayssich bessern; you’d better mend your waysdas muss aber anders werden mit dir!; to mend matterseine Angelegenheit bereinigen; that won’t mend mattersdas macht die Sache auch nicht besser; to mend fences (fig)Unstimmigkeiten ausbügeln; to mend one’s marriageseine Ehe kitten
vi (bone)(ver)heilen; make do and mend (prov) → aus Alt mach Neu (prov)

mend

[mɛnd]
1. vt (repair, fence, car, clothes) → aggiustare, riparare; (darn) → rammendare
to mend one's ways (improve) → correggersi
to mend matters → risolvere le cose
2. vi (broken bone) → rimettersi a posto
3. n to be on the mendstar migliorando, essere in via di guarigione

mend

(mend) verb
1. to put (something broken, torn etc) into good condition again; to repair. Can you mend this broken chair?
2. to grow better, especially in health. My broken leg is mending very well.
noun
a repaired place. This shirt has a mend in the sleeve.
ˈmending noun
1. the act of repairing. the mending of the chair.
2. things needing to be mended, especially by sewing. Put your torn shirt with my pile of mending!

mend

يُصْلِحُ opravit reparere reparieren επιδιορθώνω reparar korjata réparer popraviti riparare 直す 고치다 herstellen reparere naprawić consertar исправлять laga ซ่อมแซม onarmak sửa chữa 修改

mend

vt. reparar, componer, mejorar.
References in classic literature ?
The knowledge that her mother had a fault like hers, and tried to mend it, made her own easier to bear and strengthened her resolution to cure it, though forty years seemed rather a long time to watch and pray to a girl of fifteen.
Then she got one of the workmen her husband was at that time employing about the hotel to mend the wall.
Well, words will not mend the matter, and it is time that we were doing.
Now while Peleg was vainly trying to mend a pen with his jack-knife, old Bildad, to my no small surprise, considering that he was such an interested party in these proceedings; Bildad never heeded us, but went on mumbling to himself out of his book, Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth--
But that did in nowise mend the matter, or at all soften the hard heart of the learned gentleman with the copy of Blackstone.
I should say," said Ginger, curling her nostril, "that these men, who are so wise, had better give orders that in the future all foals should be born with their eyes set just in the middle of their foreheads, instead of on the side; they always think they can improve upon nature and mend what God has made.
He'll get wus nor oneasy, one of these days, if he don't mend his ways.
In half an hour we came upon a group of ragged poor creatures who had assembled to mend the thing which was regarded as a road.
These reasonings have sufficed, in a measure, to mend the rent in my conscience which I made by traveling to Baden-Baden that Sunday.
I notice some regret in your voice," says Sandy, "and it is natural enough; but let bygones be bygones; you went according to your lights, and it is too late now to mend the thing.
Money and fine clothes could not mend these defects or cover them up; they only made them more glaring and the more pathetic.
Elton, in the course of my life, that if things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.