- n the act of putting something in working order again
- n a formal way of referring to the condition of something
the building was in good repair
- n a frequently visited place
- v restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
She repaired her TV set
- v make amends for; pay compensation for
One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich
- v move, travel, or proceed toward some place
He repaired to his cabin in the woods
- v set straight or right
repair an oversight
- v give new life or energy to
This treatment repaired my health
- Consumers who are putting off new purchases are turning to businesses that repair old ones.
- $16 billion to repair public housing and make key energy efficiency retrofits.
- The ghosts of Challenger and Columbia notwithstanding, NASA's top mission manager decides the gouged shuttle Endeavour can withstand re-entry without repair.
- Barack Obama in Irish Times
Over the remainder of 2008, the effects of monetary policy and fiscal stimulus, a gradual ebbing of the drag from residential construction, further progress in the repair of financial and credit markets, and still-solid demand from abroad should... Ben Bernanke http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Bernanke&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNEsTNLK-7-f3R5-thHohB-P27CEdw MarketWatch http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/bernanke-says-slowdown-bring-inflation/story.aspx%3Fguid%3D%257BB17B9D54-A9A8-4B31-8F65-2AD170A5B561%257D%26dist%3Dmsr_1&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFWIb2YzhTIRQsaDOVj8PPueCxOuA Jun 9, 2008
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