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

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
George Washington

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
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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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