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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.6 / 5 votes

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. mend

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mend, patch, darnnoun

    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, reparationverb

    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 onverb

    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, healverb

    heal or recover

    "My broken leg is mending"

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

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bridge the gapverb

    to aid in the repair of, to fix, restore, make whole or renew; as in doing something to mend a broken relationship.

    the daughter's misinterpretation of what her dad said necessitated someone to bridge the gap between the two. in other words, help was needed to mend their broken relationship.

    Submitted by aslbj.007 on June 13, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mendverb

    Synonyms:
    repair, refit, retouch, patch up, touch up

  2. mendverb

    Synonyms:
    improve, ameliorate, meliorate, correct, rectify, reform, amend, emend, make better

  3. mendverb

    Synonyms:
    improve, amend, become better

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mendverb

    Synonyms:
    repair, patch, improve

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "mend":

    repair, fix

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How to use mend in a sentence?

  1. Dello Russo:

    He’s stable, they moved him out of ICU, he’s on the mend right now. They got him all stapled up, but he’s going to be there for at least two weeks.

  2. Jill Biden:

    I wish I could say something that would ease the pain of the families and of the church but I know from experience -- and I was reminded of it again 29 days ago -- that no words can mend a broken heart. No music can fill the gaping void ... at least in my experience only faith. Only faith, sometimes even faith leaves you just for a second. Sometimes you doubt. There's a famous expression that says faith sees best in the dark. For the nine families, this is a very dark, dark time.

  3. 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.

  4. ad.s:

    Missing hearts, missing people, missing souls, torn between distance and love. Were bound to stay together, no matter what, but god did it turns to leave them with the love for each other. Oh, the love, trust me, will never end. For me, he was my only, heart’s mend.


  5. Thomas Jr.:

    Its going be a slow, long process. He now seems particularly determined to mend fences between Duchess Meghan , 37 and their father. MEGHAN MARKLE HAS STRUGGLED WITH THE INTENSITY OF THE SPOTLIGHT, EXPERT SAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH TO ADVISE MEGHAN MARKLE ON THINGS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE BETTER, ROYAL EXPERT SAYS If something critical happens to our father, would Duchess Meghan , 37 show up ? I honestly dont think she would.


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