verb (used with object)
- an instance or operation of repairing: to lay up a boat for repairs.
- a repaired part or an addition made in repairing: 17th-century repairs in brick are conspicuous in parts of the medieval stonework.
SYNONYMS FOR repair
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Origin of repair1
synonym study for repair
OTHER WORDS FROM repairre·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 repairreparable, repairable
Definition for repair (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
Origin of repair2
Example sentences from the Web for repair
Automakers were trying to corner the market on car repairs, but the voters stopped them.Massachusetts expands ‘right to repair’ law for automakers|rhhackettfortune|November 4, 2020|Fortune
Massachusetts passed the country’s first right-to-repair law in 2013, requiring car manufacturers to sell diagnostic data to third-party shops.Three places where data is on the ballot this November|Eileen Guo|October 26, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Sometimes a listing agent will advise a seller to have a home inspection before putting the house on the market to identify items in need of repair upfront.
“Whether repurposing a room into an office or tackling basic repairs, more time at home became more time for home,” Bill Boltz, Lowe’s executive vice president for merchandising, said in a statement.How Lowe’s plans to finally become a holiday season player|Phil Wahba|October 20, 2020|Fortune
Part of each monthly fee is set aside for future repairs and maintenance, such as that new roof which the Pacaso algorithm estimates you may need in, say, 17 years.Want a second home during COVID? These Zillow vets have invented a radically less expensive way to buy one|Lee Clifford|October 4, 2020|Fortune
Her house was repairable, and her neighbors figured Roberts would soon be back to the rest of her routine.
If these underlying causes can be attacked and changed such a desertion may be "repairable."Broken Homes|Joanna C. Colcord
But it has to be borne in mind that it is not every highway that is repairable by the inhabitants at large.
Most of the installations remained, badly run down but repairable.A Slave is a Slave|Henry Beam Piper