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. (milton) Do thou, as thou art wont, repair My heart with gladness. (Wordsworth)
Origin: F. Reparer, L. Reparare; pref. Re- re- _ parare to prepare. See Pare, and cf. Reparation.