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mend

noun

1 mend

Sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment):
— Her stockings had several mends.

synonyms: darn, patch.

Dutch: stop



2 mend

The act of putting something in working order again.

synonyms: fix, fixing, fixture, mending, repair, reparation.

Roget 658: improvement; amelioration, melioration; betterment; mend, amendment, emendation; mending etc. v.; advancement; advance etc. (progress) ... show more

Dutch: herstel, herstellingswerk, lapwerk, redres, reparatie, stopwerk
Polish: naprawa

verb

1 mend

Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken.

synonyms: bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, repair, restore, touch on.

Roget 658: improve; be better, become better, get better; mend, amend.    advance etc. (progress) 282; ascend etc. 305; increase ... show more

Dutch: verbeteren, herstellen, lappen, lijmen, maken, redresseren, repareren, verstellen

2 mend

Heal or recover:
— My broken leg is mending.

synonym: heal.

Dutch: genezen, helen


Moby thesaurus: Great Leap Forward, acculturate, advance, advancement, ameliorate, amelioration, amend, amendment, ascent, better, bettering, betterment, boost, bring forward, civilize, cobble, come along, come on, commission, condition ... show more.

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