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
Nana, which runs a free academy to teach people how to fix appliances, and then gives students the option of becoming a part of its own marketplace to connect them to people needing repairs — has picked up $6 million.Nana nabs $6M for an online academy and marketplace dedicated to appliance repair|Ingrid Lunden|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
Advocates of the proposal argued that such information is essential for third-party businesses to continue providing maintenance and repair services.Massachusetts expands ‘right to repair’ law for automakers|rhhackettfortune|November 4, 2020|Fortune
A lot of tools out of reparations can help us think about acknowledgement, repair, and then the kind of transformation that needs to happen to prevent future instances.What the public is getting right — and wrong — about police abolition|Fabiola Cineas|October 30, 2020|Vox
I mean, before we had cars, we didn’t need car repair shops.
Measure C sought to raise hotel taxes to fund a Convention Center expansion, homeless services and road repairs.Morning Report: Measure C Backers Weighing Steps to Raise it From the Dead|Voice of San Diego|October 27, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Not repairing roads and bridges so much as spying on its citizens and collecting their data.Pro-Pot, Pro-Gay, Anti-NSA… and Running for Senate|David Freedlander|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I know Cyrus is absolutely intent on somehow repairing this.Scandal’s Most Scandalous Character: Jeff Perry on Playing Cyrus|Kevin Fallon|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When your business is owning, maintaining, and repairing the distribution channel, you have fewer options.
There is some maintenance problem in your home that you have put off repairing for a while.Clinton's Got It Wrong: Our Freedom is Our Right, Not Your Choice|Yousef Munayyer|June 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Most people are now dying because their bodies wear out, one way or another and stop repairing themselves.
The prizes were plate, and the profits were to be expended in repairing the havens of the kingdom.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Work was not wanting also in repairing and roofing the buildings and the mill, abandoned since our return in 1607.
He and his fair young wife had watched the building and repairing of the ships which were to sail away with him so soon.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
A dentist's bill for repairing one's teeth has been disputed, the law, though, generally favors the preservation of human teeth.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Now and then I passed gangs of workmen making ditches and trenches, repairing railroad tracks and laying new ones.Ways of War and Peace|Delia Austrian