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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

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

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

A man who leaves home to mend himself and others is a philosopher; but he who goes from country to country, guided by the blind impulse of curiosity, is a vagabond.
Oliver Goldsmith

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