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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Repair  \Re*pair"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Repaired}  (-p?rd");  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Repairing}.]  [F.  r['e]parer,  L.  reparare  pref. 
  re-  re-  +  parare  to  prepare.  See  {Pare},  and  cf 
  1.  To  restore  to  a  sound  or  good  state  after  decay,  injury, 
  dilapidation,  or  partial  destruction;  to  renew;  to 
  restore;  to  mend;  as  to  repair  a  house,  a  road,  a  shoe, 
  or  a  ship;  to  repair  a  shattered  fortune. 
  Secret  refreshings  that  repair  his  strength. 
  Do  thou,  as  thou  art  wont,  repair  My  heart  with 
  gladness.  --Wordsworth. 
  2.  To  make  amends  for  as  for  an  injury,  by  an  equivalent;  to 
  indemnify  for  as  to  repair  a  loss  or  damage. 
  I  'll  repair  the  misery  thou  dost  bear.  --Shak. 
  Syn:  To  restore,  recover;  renew;  amend;  mend;  retrieve; 

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