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Definition of Repair


  1. To return.
  2. To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety.
  3. The act of repairing or resorting to a place.
  4. Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort.
  5. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; to renew; to restore; to mend; as, to repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship; to repair a shattered fortune.
  6. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.
  7. Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation; as, materials are collected for the repair of a church or of a city.
  8. Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.; as, a house in good, or bad, repair; the book is out of repair.

Repair Quotations

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Frederick Douglass

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.
Alexis de Tocqueville

The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline.
Norm Dicks

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair.
Douglas Adams
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Repair Translations

repair in Afrikaans is regmaak
repair in Danish is reparere
repair in Dutch is verhelpen, herstellen, repareren
repair in German is ausbessern, Ausbesserung {f}, reparieren
repair in Italian is riparazione, accomodare
repair in Latin is renovo, restituo
repair in Portuguese is reparo
repair in Spanish is reparar, compostura
repair in Swedish is laga, reparera
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