verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
SYNONYMS FOR mend
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Idioms for mend
- recovering from an illness.
- improving in general, as a state of affairs: The breach between father and son is on the mend.
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Example sentences from the Web for mend
His reappearance in a mundane setting such as the teachers’ awards speech — instead of a groveling public apology — could suggest that Ma’s relations with Beijing are on the mend.Alibaba’s Jack Ma reemerges from three-month absence after clash with Beijing|Eva Dou, Lyric Li|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
When Julie’s boyfriend came home with a brand new iPhone for her at the end of the summer in 2019, Julie saw it as a peace offering—a sign that their relationship was on the mend.How Domestic Abusers Have Exploited Technology During the Pandemic|Mélissa Godin|December 31, 2020|Time
That in particular is a sign, say some analysts, that the underlying economic conditions are on the mend, given the index increased sensitivity to changes in GDP and the economic cycle.
More recently, the stock market’s rally has morphed from relief that the worst-case scenario of a full-blown financial crisis is off the table to hopes that the economy is on the mend.S&P 500 hits a new record, erasing last of pandemic losses|Verne Kopytoff|August 18, 2020|Fortune
There, he first picked up needle and thread to mend the shirt of an SS guard who had just beaten him.From Auschwitz to the White House: One Tailor’s American Tale|Martin Greenfield|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The other is still on the mend, but was doing well the last Patterson heard.
Local mechanics pitched in to help mend the craft, but weeks into setting off the repairs wore thin and the vessel sprung a leak.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother|Justin Jones|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As is often the case when the letter and the spirit of the law begin to fray, legal creativity gets called upon to mend them.Catholic University’s Harvey Milk Ban Reflects A Church In Transition|Jay Michaelson|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Americans seem to be on the mend in Atlanta, but the priest died on Tuesday.
Is a Tailor, that can make a new Coat well, the worse Workman, because he can mend an old one?A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope|Colley Cibber
Now, go and mend that deplorable frock, and if you don't dream over it, you won't waste too much of your holiday.
He was much disconcerted, and did not materially mend the matter by saying it was the first name that came into his head.
“But being disgusted with our luxury and giving it all up would not mend matters, little wife,” returned Jack with a faint smile.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
We know well enough the weak parts of human nature: if they are treated tenderly, they may mend.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
British Dictionary definitions for mend
Derived forms of mendmendable, adjectivemender, noun
Word Origin for mend
Idioms and Phrases with mend
In addition to the idioms beginning with mend
- mend one's fences
- mend one's ways
- on the mend