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Definition of Mend


  1. To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.
  2. To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.
  3. To help, to advance, to further; to add to.
  4. To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved.

Mend Quotations

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
Benjamin Franklin

It is so much easier to be nice, to be respectful, to put yourself in your customers' shoes and try to understand how you might help them before they ask for help, than it is to try to mend a broken customer relationship.
Mark Cuban

I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat?
Clara Barton

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
Catherine the Great

True economy consists in always making the income exceed the out-go. Wear the old clothes a little longer if necessary; dispense with the new pair of gloves; mend the old dress: live on plainer food if need be; so that, under all circumstances, unless some unforeseen accident occurs, there will be a margin in favor of the income.
P. T. Barnum
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Mend Translations

mend in Danish is reparere
mend in Dutch is lappen, oplappen, boeten, flikken
mend in German is reparieren, instandsetzen
mend in Latin is resarcio
mend in Portuguese is emende
mend in Spanish is enmendar, remendar
mend in Swedish is laga, reparera
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