Synonyms of mend in English:



  • 1 workmen were mending faulty cabling
    repair, fix, put back together, piece together, patch up, restore, sew (up), stitch, darn, patch, cobble, botch, vamp (up); rehabilitate, renew, renovate, redevelop, overhaul, recondition, rebuild, refurbish; make whole, make well, cure, heal; Northern Englishfettle, spetch; Scottish & Northern Englishranter
    archaic clout, tinker, beet
    [Antonyms] break tear
  • 2 ‘How's Walter?’ ‘He'll mend.’ foot injuries can take months to mend
    get better, get well, recover, be on the road to recovery, pull through, recuperate, convalesce, improve, be well, be cured, be all right, heal, knit, draw together
    [Antonyms] worsen
  • 3 quarrels could be mended by talking
    put/set right, set straight, make up, straighten out, sort out, put in order, rectify, remedy, right, redress, resolve, square, settle, put to rights, correct, amend, emend, retrieve, improve, make better, better, make good, ameliorate, reform
    [Antonyms] make worse
  • 4 he mended the fire
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    on the mend

    it was tough for a while, but I'm on the mendrecoveringconvalescenton the road to recoverymaking progressprogressingimproving

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