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.
Origin of repair1
Synonyms for repair
Antonyms for repair
verb (used without object)
Origin of repair2
Related Words for repairingoverhaul, improvement, reconstruction, adjustment, rehabilitation, replacement, revive, rectify, rebuild, heal, refurbish, patch, renovate, revamp, mend, retrieve, remedy, recover, correct, improve
Examples from the Web for repairing
Contemporary Examples of repairing
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
April 4, 2014
When your business is owning, maintaining, and repairing the distribution channel, you have fewer options.Why Time Warner Cable Can’t Cave to CBS’s Demands
August 10, 2013
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
June 21, 2013
Buried in her speech was the word LeTaken, to repair, in the context of repairing Israeli society.Will Women MKs Lead The New Israel?
March 18, 2013
But with so many moving parts and so many judgments to be made regarding on-air talent, the task of repairing of CNN/U.Can Jeff Zucker, The Next CNN Worldwide Chief, Save the Network?
November 29, 2012
Historical Examples of repairing
Mr. Paine has asked me to see Mr. Plane about repairing the boat.Brave and Bold
One day he asked me to bring him the book I had been repairing.Wilfrid Cumbermede
Alan answered the invitation by repairing to Leith in person with all speed.
However, when the plaster was all used up, she said no more about repairing the parsonage.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
I was not so tutored merely for the sake of repairing a grave omission in my education.The Strolling Saint
Word Origin for repair
Word Origin for repair
"go" (to a place), c.1300, from Old French repairer "to frequent, return (to one's country)," earlier repadrer, from Late Latin repatriare "return to one's own country" (see repatriate). Related: Repaired; repairing.
1590s, "act of restoring, restoration after decay," from repair (v.1). Meaning "state or condition in respect to reparation" is from c.1600.