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re·pair 1

 (rĭ-pâr′)
v. re·paired, re·pair·ing, re·pairs
v.tr.
1. To restore to sound condition after damage or injury; fix: repaired the broken watch.
2. To set right; remedy: repair an oversight.
3. To restore or renew: repair the immune system.
4. To make up for or compensate for (a loss or wrong, for example).
v.intr.
To make repairs.
n.
1.
a. The work, act, or process of repairing.
b. often repairs An instance or a result of repairing: The accident resulted in a costly repair to the car. My bike is in the shop for repairs.
2.
a. The state of being fit for use: The furnace is out of repair.
b. General condition after use or repairing: in good repair.

[Middle English reparen, repairen, from Old French reparer, from Latin reparāre : re-, re- + parāre, to prepare, put in order; see perə- in Indo-European roots.]

re·pair′a·bil′i·ty n.
re·pair′a·ble adj.
re·pair′a·bly adv.
re·pair′er n.

re·pair 2

 (rĭ-pâr′)
intr.v. re·paired, re·pair·ing, re·pairs
1. To betake oneself; go: repair to the dining room.
2. To go frequently or habitually: repairs to the restaurant every week.
n. Archaic
1. An act of going or sojourning: our annual repair to the mountains.
2. A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.

[Middle English repairen, to return, from Old French repairier, from Late Latin repatriāre, to return to one's country; see repatriate.]

repair

(rɪˈpɛə)
vb (tr)
1. to restore (something damaged or broken) to good condition or working order
2. to heal (a breach or division) in (something): to repair a broken marriage.
3. to make good or make amends for (a mistake, injury, etc)
n
4. the act, task, or process of repairing
5. a part that has been repaired
6. state or condition: in good repair.
[C14: from Old French reparer, from Latin reparāre, from re- + parāre to make ready]
reˈpairable adj
reˈpairer n

repair

(rɪˈpɛə)
vb (intr)
1. (usually foll by to) to go (to a place): to repair to the country.
2. (usually foll by to) to have recourse (to) for help, etc: to repair to one's lawyer.
3. (usually foll by from) archaic to come back; return
n
4. the act of going or returning
5. a haunt or resort
[C14: from Old French repairier, from Late Latin repatriāre to return to one's native land, from Latin re- + patria fatherland; compare repatriate]

re•pair1

(rɪˈpɛər)

v.t.
1. to restore to a good or sound condition after decay or damage; mend.
2. to restore or renew.
3. to remedy; make up for; compensate for.
n.
4. an act, process, or work of repairing.
5. Usu., repairs.
a. an instance or operation of repairing.
b. a repaired part or an addition made in repairing.
6. the good condition resulting from continued maintenance and repairing: to keep in repair.
7. condition with respect to soundness and usability: a house in good repair.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French reparer < Latin reparāre = re- re- + parāre to prepare]
re•pair′a•ble, adj.
re•pair`a•bil′i•ty, n.
re•pair′er, n.
syn: See renew.

re•pair2

(rɪˈpɛər)

v.i.
1. to betake oneself; go: He repaired in haste to Paris.
2. to go customarily.
n.
3. a resort or haunt.
4. the act of going, esp. customarily.
[1300–50; < Old French repairier to return < Late Latin repatriāre to return to one's fatherland; see repatriate]

repair

The restoration of an item to serviceable condition through correction of a specific failure or unserviceable condition. See also overhaul; rebuild.

restore

repair
1. 'restore'

To restore an old building, painting, or piece of furniture means to repair and clean it, so that it returns to its original condition.

Several million pounds will be required to restore the theatre.
I asked whether the pictures could be restored.
2. 'repair'

To repair something that has been damaged or that is not working properly means to mend it.

No one knew how to repair the engine.

repair


Past participle: repaired
Gerund: repairing

Imperative
repair
repair
Present
I repair
you repair
he/she/it repairs
we repair
you repair
they repair
Preterite
I repaired
you repaired
he/she/it repaired
we repaired
you repaired
they repaired
Present Continuous
I am repairing
you are repairing
he/she/it is repairing
we are repairing
you are repairing
they are repairing
Present Perfect
I have repaired
you have repaired
he/she/it has repaired
we have repaired
you have repaired
they have repaired
Past Continuous
I was repairing
you were repairing
he/she/it was repairing
we were repairing
you were repairing
they were repairing
Past Perfect
I had repaired
you had repaired
he/she/it had repaired
we had repaired
you had repaired
they had repaired
Future
I will repair
you will repair
he/she/it will repair
we will repair
you will repair
they will repair
Future Perfect
I will have repaired
you will have repaired
he/she/it will have repaired
we will have repaired
you will have repaired
they will have repaired
Future Continuous
I will be repairing
you will be repairing
he/she/it will be repairing
we will be repairing
you will be repairing
they will be repairing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been repairing
you have been repairing
he/she/it has been repairing
we have been repairing
you have been repairing
they have been repairing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been repairing
you will have been repairing
he/she/it will have been repairing
we will have been repairing
you will have been repairing
they will have been repairing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been repairing
you had been repairing
he/she/it had been repairing
we had been repairing
you had been repairing
they had been repairing
Conditional
I would repair
you would repair
he/she/it would repair
we would repair
you would repair
they would repair
Past Conditional
I would have repaired
you would have repaired
he/she/it would have repaired
we would have repaired
you would have repaired
they would have repaired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repair - the act of putting something in working order againrepair - 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
2.repair - a formal way of referring to the condition of something; "the building was in good repair"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
3.repair - a frequently visited place
area, country - a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
gathering place - a favorite haunt where people gather
Verb1.repair - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or brokenrepair - 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"
bust, break - ruin completely; "He busted my radio!"
2.repair - make amends for; pay compensation for; "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"; "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
give - deliver in exchange or recompense; "I'll give you three books for four CDs"
3.repair - move, travel, or proceed toward some place; "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
4.repair - set straight or rightrepair - set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"
correct, right, rectify - make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
5.repair - give new life or energy torepair - give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
energize, perk up, energise, stimulate, arouse, brace - cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
resuscitate, come to, revive - return to consciousness; "The patient came to quickly"; "She revived after the doctor gave her an injection"

repair

1
verb
1. mend, fix, recover, restore, heal, renew, patch, make good, renovate, patch up, put back together, restore to working order He has repaired the roof.
mend damage, destroy, harm, ruin, wreck
2. put right, make up for, compensate for, rectify, square, retrieve, redress They needed to repair the damage done by the interview.
noun
1. mend, restoration, overhaul, adjustment Many of the buildings are in need of repair.
2. darn, mend, patch She spotted a couple of obvious repairs in the dress.
3. condition, state, form, shape (informal), nick (informal), fettle The road was in bad repair.

repair

2
verb go, retire, withdraw, head for, move, remove, leave for, set off for, betake yourself We repaired to the pavilion for lunch.

repair 1

verb
To restore to proper condition or functioning:
Idiom: set right.

repair 2

verb
1. To look to when in need:
2. To visit regularly:
Slang: hang out.
Translations
إصْلاحتَرْميم، تَصْليححالَه، وَضْعيُصْلِحُيُصْلِح، يُعَوِّض عَن
opravaopravitspravitstavnapravit
reparationreparerestandforfatninggøre god igen
taastama
korjatakorjaus
popravitipopravka
javítás
bæta fyrirgera viî, lagfæranothæft ástandviîgerî
修理修理する
수리수리하다
atitaisomaspataisomasreparacijasuremontuojamastaisytojas
atlīdzinātin bad repair bojātskompensētlabošanalabot
popravilopopraviti
reparationreparera
การซ่อมซ่อมแซม
sự sửa chữasửa chữa

repair

1 [rɪˈpɛəʳ]
A. N
1. (= act) → reparación f, arreglo m
she had taken her car in for repairshabía llevado el coche al taller
to be beyond repair (lit, fig) → no tener arreglo
the chair is broken beyond repairla silla no tiene arreglo
"closed for repairs"cerrado por obras, cerrado por reforma
"(shoe) repairs while you wait"arreglamos zapatos al momento, reparaciones de calzado en el acto
see also road
2. (= state) to be in bad or poor repair; be in a bad or poor state of repairestar en mal estado
to be in good repair; be in a good state of repairestar en buen estado
B. VT
1. (= mend) [+ car, machinery, roof] → arreglar, reparar; [+ clothes, shoes, road] → arreglar
2. (= heal) they wish to repair relations with the Westquieren cerrar la brecha or conciliarse con Occidente
3. (= rectify) [+ wrong] → reparar
C. CPD repair job Narreglo m, reparación f
they've done a superb repair job on my carme han arreglado el coche estupendamente
repair shop Ntaller m de reparaciones
auto repair shop (US) → taller m mecánico
bicycle repair shoptaller m de reparación de bicicletas
repair work Narreglos mpl, reparaciones fpl

repair

2 [rɪˈpɛəʳ] VI (frm) (= go) to repair todirigirse a
we all repaired to a restauranttodos nos dirigimos a un restaurante

repair

[rɪˈpɛər]
nréparation f
to carry out repairs → effectuer les réparations
under repair → en réparation
to be in need of repair → nécessiter des réparations
in good repair → en bon état
in bad repair → en mauvais état
to be beyond repair [building, machine] → être irréparable
vt (= fix, mend) → réparer
to have something repaired, to get sth repaired → faire réparer qch
I got the washing machine repaired → J'ai fait réparer la machine à laver.repair kit ntrousse f de réparationrepair man repairman [rɪˈpɛərmæn] nréparateur mrepair shop natelier m de réparations

repair

:
repair kit
nFlickzeug nt
repairman
n (in house) → Handwerker m
repair shop

repair

1
vt (lit, fig)reparieren; tyre also, clothesflicken; roof, wall also, roadausbessern; (fig) error, wrong, damagewiedergutmachen; image, relationswiederherstellen
n
(lit)Reparatur f; (of tyre also, clothes)Flicken nt; (of roof, wall also, road)Ausbesserung f; (fig: of relationship) → Kitten nt; to be under repair (car, ship, machine) → in Reparatur sein; to put something in for repairetw zur Reparatur bringen; the road is under repairan der Straße wird gerade gearbeitet; beyond repairnicht mehr zu reparieren/zu flicken/auszubessern; damaged beyond repairirreparabel, nicht mehr zu reparieren; closed for repairswegen Reparaturarbeiten geschlossen; “road repairs”„Straßenbauarbeiten“; “repairs while you wait”„Sofortdienst“, „Sofortreparaturen“
no pl (= condition) to be in good/bad repairin gutem/schlechtem Zustand sein

repair

2
vi (liter: = go) → sich begeben (to nach)

repair

[rɪˈpɛəʳ]
1. nriparazione f
under repair → in riparazione
in good repair, in a good state of repair → in buono stato
it is damaged beyond repair → è irrimediabilmente rovinato
closed for repairs → chiuso/a per restauro
2. vt (car, shoes) → aggiustare, riparare (fig) (wrong) → rimediare a

repair

(riˈpeə) verb
1. to mend; to make (something) that is damaged or has broken down work again; to restore to good condition. to repair a broken lock / torn jacket.
2. to put right or make up for. Nothing can repair the harm done by your foolish remarks.
noun
1. (often in plural) the act of repairing something damaged or broken down. I put my car into the garage for repairs; The bridge is under repair.
2. a condition or state. The road is in bad repair; The house is in a good state of repair.
reˈpairable adjective
(negative unrepairable) able to be mended.
reparable (ˈrepərəbl) adjective
able to be put right.
ˌrepaˈration (repə-) noun
1. the act of making up for something wrong that has been done.
2. money paid for this purpose.
reˈpairman (-mӕn) noun
a man who repairs televisions etc.

repair

إصْلاح, يُصْلِحُ oprava, opravit reparation, reparere Reparatur, reparieren επισκευάζω, επισκευή reparación, reparar korjata, korjaus réparation, réparer popraviti, popravka riparare, riparazione 修理, 修理する 수리, 수리하다 reparatie, repareren reparasjon, reparere naprawa, naprawić reparação, reparar, reparo ремонт, ремонтировать reparation, reparera การซ่อม, ซ่อมแซม tamir, tamir etmek sự sửa chữa, sửa chữa 修理

re·pair

n. reparación, restauración;
v. reparar, restaurar.

repair

n reparación f; vt reparar, arreglar (fam)
References in classic literature ?
She expressed her gratification by repairing forthwith to the region of the gasoline stove and rewarding her guest with the promised cup of coffee.
It was in the afternoon of the fifth day of the siege, and the fourth of his own service in it, that Major Heyward profited by a parley that had just been beaten, by repairing to the ramparts of one of the water bastions, to breathe the cool air from the lake, and to take a survey of the progress of the siege.
All was as bare and ugly and uncomfortable as it well could be, for the villages along the river expended so much money in repairing and rebuilding bridges that they were obliged to be very economical in school privileges.
On repairing thither, I found a man waiting for me, having the appearance of a gentleman's servant: he was dressed in deep mourning, and the hat he held in his hand was surrounded with a crape band.
I ejaculated, pushing through a gap which the man was repairing, and making straight to the high-road.
Bygrave an opportunity of repairing the error that he had committed, and of artfully regaining his lost place in Noel Vanstone's estimation.
In the main street at the corner of the court, some labourers were repairing the gas-pipes, and had lighted a great fire in a brazier, round which a party of ragged men and boys were gathered: warming their hands and winking their eyes before the blaze in rapture.
When she had served us all, she withdrew to the window, where she sedulously employed herself in repairing some shirts and other clothes belonging to Mr.
It matters not what stranded ships repairing in dry docks I lost myself among, what old hulls of ships in course of being knocked to pieces, what ooze and slime and other dregs of tide, what yards of ship-builders and ship-breakers, what rusty anchors blindly biting into the ground though for years off duty, what mountainous country of accumulated casks and timber, how many rope-walks that were not the Old Green Copper.
Evidently one of the vans had come to grief, and several men of the party were making a great show of repairing it.
Hither as to thir Fountain other Starrs Repairing, in thir gold'n Urns draw Light, And hence the Morning Planet guilds his horns; By tincture or reflection they augment Thir small peculiar, though from human sight So farr remote, with diminution seen.
In these colleges the professors contrive new rules and methods of agriculture and building, and new instruments, and tools for all trades and manufactures; whereby, as they undertake, one man shall do the work of ten; a palace may be built in a week, of materials so durable as to last for ever without repairing.