Mend meaning

mĕnd
To mend is defined as to fix or repair, or to get better or resolve a disagreement.

When you sew up a hole in a sweater, this is an example of a situation where you mend the sweater.

When you are sick and your health improves, this is an example of a situation where you mend.

When you are fighting with someone and you then make up, this is an example of a situation where you mend your relationship.

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To make repairs or restoration to; fix.
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To make repairs or corrections.
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The act of mending.

Did a neat mend on the sock.

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You can't tell where the mend is.

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To repair (something broken, torn, or worn); restore to good condition; make whole; fix.
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To make better; improve; reform; set right.

To mend one's manners.

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To atone for; make amends for.
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To get better; improve, esp. in health.
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To grow together again or heal, as a fracture.
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The act of mending; improvement.
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A mended place, as on a garment.
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To heal.

The bone mended in a month.

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A place, as in clothing, which has been repaired by mending.
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The act of repairing.

My trousers have a big rip in them and need a mend.

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To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine.

My trousers have a big rip in them and need mending.

When your car breaks down, you can take it to the garage to have it mended.

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To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace.

Her stutter was mended by a speech therapist.

My broken heart was mended.

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To help, to advance, to further; to add to.
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To grow better; to advance to a better state; to become improved.
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The definition of a mend is a repair in a material.

An area in a sock that has been stitched back together where a hole had formed is an example of a mend.

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Mend one's ways.

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To improve in health or condition.

The patient is mending well.

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mend fences
  • To improve poor relations, especially in politics:
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on the mend
  • Improving, especially in health.
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on the mend
  • improving, esp. in health
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of mend

  • Middle English menden short for amenden to amend amend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English menden, by apheresis for amenden (“to amend"); see amend.

    From Wiktionary