To restore to a sound, good, or complete state after decay, injury, dilapidation, or partial destruction; restore; renovate.

To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; give indemnity for; make good: as, to repair a loss or damage.

To fortify; defend.

To recover, or get into position for offense again, as a weapon.

Synonyms To mend, refit, retouch, vamp (up), patch, tinker (up).


Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial destruction; supply of loss; reparation.


Good or sound condition kept up by repairing as required; with a qualifying term, condition as regards repairing: as, a building in good or bad repair.


Reparation for wrong; amends.


Attire; apparel.

To go to a (specified) place; betake one’s self; resort: as, to repair to a sanctuary for safety.