To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction
To renew, restore, mend.

The opposite of break.
To return it to how it was before you broke it.

Re*pair" (r?-p?r"), v. i. [OE. repairen, OF. repairier to return, fr. L. repatriare to return to one's contry, to go home again; pref. re- re- + patria native country, fr. pater father. See Father, and cf. Repatriate.]

1.

To return.

[Obs.]

I thought . . . that he repaire should again. Chaucer.

2.

To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety.

Chaucer.

Go, mount the winds, and to the shades repair. Pope.

 

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Re*pair", n. [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See Repair to go.]

1.

The act of repairing or resorting to a place.

[R.]

Chaucer.

The king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses. Clarendon.

2.

Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort.

[R.]

There the fierce winds his tender force assail And beat him downward to his first repair. Dryden.

 

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Re*pair", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repaired (-p?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Repairing.] [F. r'eparer, L. reparare; pref. re- re- + parare to prepare. See Pare, and cf. Reparation.]

1.

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.

Secret refreshings that repair his strength. Milton.

Do thou, as thou art wont, repair My heart with gladness. Wordsworth.

2.

To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.

I 'll repair the misery thou dost bear. Shak.

Syn. -- To restore, recover; renew; amend; mend; retrieve; recruit.

 

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Re*pair", n.

1.

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.

Sunk down and sought repair Of sleep, which instantly fell on me. Milton.

2.

Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.; as, a house in good, or bad, repair; the book is out of repair.

 

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