To repair is defined as to fix something.(verb)
An example of to repair is to do whatever is necessary to make a non-working watch keep accurate time.
Repair is the act of fixing or the state of being repaired.(noun)
An example of a repair is a fixed brake system on a car.
See repair in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME repairen < OFr reparer < L reparare < re-, again + parare, to get ready, prepare
Origin: ME repairen < OFr repairer < LL repatriare < L re-, back + patria, native country < (terra) patria, (land) of one's father, fem. of patrius < pater, father
See repair in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb re·paired, re·pair·ing, re·pairs verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English reparen, repairen
Origin: , from Old French reparer
Origin: , from Latin reparāre
Origin: : re-, re-
Origin: + parāre, to prepare, put in order; see perə-1 in Indo-European roots.
intransitive verb re·paired, re·pair·ing, re·pairs
Origin: Middle English repairen, to return
Origin: , from Old French repairier
Origin: , from Late Latin repatriāre, to return to one's country; see repatriate.
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