repair

1
[ ri-pair ]
/ rɪˈpɛər /

verb (used with object)

noun

Origin of repair

1
1300–50; Middle English repairen < Middle French reparer < Latin reparāre, equivalent to re- re- + parāre to prepare; see pare

SYNONYMS FOR repair

2 patch, fix, amend. See renew.
3 retrieve, recoup.
4 redress.

ANTONYMS FOR repair

1–3 break, destroy.

OTHER WORDS FROM repair

re·pair·a·ble, adjectivere·pair·a·bil·i·ty, re·pair·a·ble·ness, nounnon·re·pair·a·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH repair

reparable repairable
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British Dictionary definitions for non-repairable (1 of 2)

repair1
/ (rɪˈpɛə) /

verb (tr)

to restore (something damaged or broken) to good condition or working order
to heal (a breach or division) in (something)to repair a broken marriage
to make good or make amends for (a mistake, injury, etc)

noun

the act, task, or process of repairing
a part that has been repaired
state or conditionin good repair

Derived forms of repair

repairable, adjectiverepairer, noun

Word Origin for repair

C14: from Old French reparer, from Latin reparāre, from re- + parāre to make ready

British Dictionary definitions for non-repairable (2 of 2)

repair2
/ (rɪˈpɛə) /

verb (intr)

(usually foll by to) to go (to a place)to repair to the country
(usually foll by to) to have recourse (to) for help, etcto repair to one's lawyer
(usually foll by from) archaic to come back; return

noun archaic

the act of going or returning
a haunt or resort

Word Origin for repair

C14: from Old French repairier, from Late Latin repatriāre to return to one's native land, from Latin re- + patria fatherland; compare repatriate
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Medicine definitions for non-repairable

repair
[ rĭ-pâr ]

v.

To restore to a healthy or functioning condition after damage or injury.

n.

Restoration of diseased or damaged tissues naturally or by surgical means.
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