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Synonyms for mend
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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.

    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 Antonyms

  1. mend

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. mendverb

    Synonyms:
    repair, patch, improve

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "mend":

    repair, fix

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How to use mend in a sentence?

  1. Erin Smith:

    Over three billion people can only afford that type of shoe, they hang on to them, they fix them, they duct tape them, mend them and then usually discard them.

  2. Walter Dale Langtry:

    The primary task of the Church is not to mend the manners of the community, but to proclaim the matchless Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. When men hear that Gospel and believe it, their lives will give evidence of their faith.

  3. Catherine The Great:

    I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.

  4. Sipho P Nkosi:

    The heart can be broken by many, but it only takes one person to mend it.

  5. 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.


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