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1. mend

verb. ['ˈmɛnd'] restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken.

Synonyms

  • fix
  • sole
  • touch on
  • resole
  • improve
  • trouble-shoot
  • fiddle
  • patch
  • piece
  • patch up
  • doctor
  • revamp
  • tinker
  • vamp
  • repoint
  • cobble
  • reheel
  • ameliorate
  • bushel
  • furbish up
  • darn
  • fill
  • restore
  • better
  • troubleshoot
  • amend
  • meliorate
  • heel
  • repair

Antonyms

  • break
  • unpin
  • unfasten
  • untie

Etymology

  • menden (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Mend

  • overextend
  • comprehend
  • condescend
  • transcend
  • landsend
  • apprehend
  • suspend
  • reoffend
  • pretend
  • portend
  • misspend
  • extend
  • expend
  • distend
  • contend
  • befriend
  • yearend
  • unbend
  • relend
  • intend
  • impend
  • descend
  • depend
  • defend
  • backend
  • trend
  • spend
  • offend
  • friend
  • blend

How do you pronounce mend?

Pronounce mend as mɛnd.

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Sentences with mend


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
For small cuts and tears under 2 inches long, mend the damage with needle and thread.

2. Verb, base form
Bless my child and also help him to mend the error of his ways.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Adding more stitching elsewhere on the garment will make your mend look more purposeful.

Quotes about mend


1. Since I was young, I have always known this: Life damages us, every one. We can’t escape that damage. But now, I am also learning this: We can be mended. We mend each other
- Veronica Roth

2. Perhaps I can stay by the fire and mend your socks and scream if I hear any strange noises.
- Kristin Cashore, Graceling

3. Sometimes, the only soul that can mend a broken heart is the one that broke it. For they are the ones holding all the pieces.
- Patti Roberts, The Angels Are Here

2. mend

verb. ['ˈmɛnd'] heal or recover.

Synonyms

  • improve
  • meliorate
  • heal
  • ameliorate

Antonyms

  • unstaple
  • unbar
  • unzip
  • unchain

Etymology

  • menden (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. mend

noun. ['ˈmɛnd'] the act of putting something in working order again.

Synonyms

  • quicky
  • restitution
  • patching
  • maintenance
  • care
  • improvement
  • fixing
  • reparation
  • mending
  • darning
  • reconstruction
  • quick fix
  • restoration
  • quickie
  • fixture
  • repair
  • upkeep
  • band aid

Antonyms

  • node
  • middle
  • end
  • beginning

Etymology

  • menden (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. mend

noun. ['ˈmɛnd'] sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment).

Synonyms

  • darn
  • stitchery
  • sewing

Antonyms

  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • unwire
  • unlock

Etymology

  • menden (Middle English (1100-1500))
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