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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mend  \Mend\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mended};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Mending}.]  [Abbrev.  fr  amend.  See  {Amend}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  To  alter  for  the  better;  to  set  right  to  reform;  hence 
  to  quicken;  as  to  mend  one's  manners  or  pace. 
 
  The  best  service  they  could  do  the  state  was  to  mend 
  the  lives  of  the  persons  who  composed  it  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  3.  To  help,  to  advance,  to  further;  to  add  to 
 
  Though  in  some  lands  the  grass  is  but  short,  yet  it 
  mends  garden  herbs  and  fruit.  --Mortimer. 
 
  You  mend  the  jewel  by  the  wearing  it  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  improve;  help;  better;  emend;  amend;  correct; 
  rectify;  reform. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mend  \Mend\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  better;  to  advance  to  a  better  state;  to  become 
  improved.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mend 
  n  :  sewing  that  repairs  a  worn  or  torn  place  in  a  garment  [syn: 
  {patch}] 
  v  1:  restore  by  replacing  a  part  or  putting  together  what  is 
  torn  or  broken;  "She  repaired  her  TV  set";  "Repair  my 
  shoes  please"  [syn:  {repair},  {fix},  {bushel},  {doctor}, 
  {furbish  up},  {restore},  {touch  on}]  [ant:  {break}] 
  2:  heal  or  recover;  "My  broken  leg  is  mending"  [syn:  {heal}] 




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