Repair - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈper|  American pronunciation of the word repair
Brit.  |rɪˈpɛː|  British pronunciation of the word repair


- the act of putting something in working order again (syn: fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation)
- a formal way of referring to the condition of something
- a frequently visited place (syn: hangout, haunt, resort)


- restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken(syn: bushel, doctor, fix, mend, restore)
- make amends for; pay compensation for(syn: compensate, indemnify, recompense)
- move, travel, or proceed toward some place(syn: resort)
- set straight or right(syn: amend, rectify, remediate, remedy)
- give new life or energy to(syn: animate, quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, revive, revivify, vivify)


We have done the necessary repairs.

The repairs to our roof cost one hundred dollars.

They repaired to the judge's chambers.

It was our custom after the play, to repair to the local coffee house.

They repaired daily to the park.

She repaired to him for help.

Dad was up the ladder, repairing the roof.

Where can I get my shoes repaired?

Neil tried to repair the damage that his statements had caused.

His job is to make minor repairs on all the machines.

The church tower is in need of repair.

Many of the paintings were beyond repair (=so damaged that they cannot be mended).

Is the bridge still under repair?

They did a good repair job on the roof.

DNA cut and patch repair

Word forms

I/you/we/they: repair
he/she/it: repairs
present participle: repairing
past tense: repaired
past participle: repaired
singular: repair
plural: repairs
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