What are some opposite words for mend?

Antonyms for mend
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mend, patch, darn(noun)

    sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)

    "her stockings had several mends"

    Synonyms:
    reparation, speckle, fixing, eyepatch, patch, dapple, spell, fleck, red cent, fixture, temporary hookup, shit, hoot, tinker's damn, repair, plot, maculation, fix, tinker's dam, bandage, piece, plot of ground, while, damn, plot of land, mending, shucks, spot, darn

  2. repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation(verb)

    the act of putting something in working order again

    Synonyms:
    darn, stamping ground, haunt, neutering, locating, hole, fastener, holdfast, fixedness, fix, fixation, jam, fixture, localisation, hangout, fixing, location, mending, habitue, altering, amends, fastening, kettle of fish, fastness, resort, mess, repair, secureness, regular, localization, pickle, fixity, muddle, reparation, patch

  3. repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on(verb)

    restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

    "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"

    Synonyms:
    touch, furbish up, cook, desexualise, sterilize, ready, concern, prepare, get, set up, compensate, revivify, remediate, recompense, secure, pertain, sterilise, gear up, impact, regenerate, vivify, amend, situate, have-to doe with, heal, make, fasten, determine, renovate, bushel, desexualize, reestablish, define, specify, rejuvenate, reconstruct, sophisticate, quicken, refer, desex, affect, unsex, fixate, resort, restore, relate, rectify, touch on, recreate, deposit, remedy, repair, pay back, doctor up, posit, bear on, bear upon, come to, animate, reanimate, limit, revive, restitute, set, fix, pay off, reinstate, doctor, indemnify

  4. mend, heal(verb)

    heal or recover

    "My broken leg is mending"

    Synonyms:
    repair, furbish up, bushel, restore, touch on, fix, bring around, heal, cure, doctor

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mend

    To amend is to change for the better by removing faults, errors, or defects, and always refers to that which at some point falls short of a standard of excellence. Advance, better, and improve may refer either to what is quite imperfect or to what has reached a high degree of excellence; we advance the kingdom of God, improve the minds of our children, better the morals of the people. But for matters below the point of ordinary approval we seldom use these words; we do not speak of bettering a wretched alley, or improving a foul sewer. There we use cleanse, purify, or similar words. We correct evils, reform abuses, rectify incidental conditions of evil or error; we ameliorate poverty and misery, which we can not wholly remove. We mend a tool, repair a building, correct proof; we amend character or conduct that is faulty, or a statement or law that is defective. A text, writing, or statement is amended by the author or by some adequate authority; it is often emended by conjecture. A motion is amended by the mover or by the assembly; a constitution is amended by the people; an ancient text is emended by a critic who believes that what seems to him the better reading is what the author wrote. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, deteriorate, harm, impair, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

    Synonyms:
    advance, ameliorate, amend, better, cleanse, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mitigate, purify, rectify, reform, repair

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mend

    Antonyms:
    damage, impair, pervert, retard, deteriorate, falsify, spoil, corrupt

    Synonyms:
    repair, restore, correct, promote, improve, rectify, reform, amend, ameliorate, better

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mend(v)

    Synonyms:
    repair, patch, improve

How to use mend in a sentence?

  1. Carrie Symonds:

    I havent needed to be tested and, after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and Im on the mend.

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Finally, I realised that No One, howsoever you may consider dearest to you, will never mend their ways to appeal you, for they will only follow their own nature. Accept it! You may like it or dislike it. The irony is in the process there may be phases in individual’s lives where their actions/ behaviour may appease you, but that’s never to be misunderstood that they have changed for you. From an evolutionary psychology standpoint, that’s a rebellious attitude that shapes our society!”

  3. Sue Johnson:

    If people get scared, they will snoop because they can't bear the anxiety, if you have injured your partner and want to mend the bond, it's in your interest to make it unnecessary for them to snoop, to be transparent and show them you aren't hiding anything.

  4. Carrie Symonds:

    I've spent the past week in bed with the main symptoms of Coronavirus. I haven't needed to be tested and, after seven days of rest, I feel stronger and I'm on the mend.

  5. John Burroughs:

    The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.

How to pronounce mend?

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How to say mend in sign language?

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