Definition of repair :
1. Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.; as, a house in good, or bad, repair; the book is out of repair.
2. Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort.
3. 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.
4. The act of repairing or resorting to a place.
5. To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety.
6. To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.
7. 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.
8. To return.
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correct (part of speech: verb)
- A second sent to ask leave to repair his house, which was thoroughly effected soon. - "The Siege of Boston", Allen French.
- I took it from her and began the simple work of repair. - "The Portal of Dreams", Charles Neville Buck.
- They begin to repair the damage while it is yet being done. - "The Red Symbol", John Ironside.