repair


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repair

v. to restore to former condition or in some contracts to operational soundness. Contracts should spell out the repairs to be made and what the final condition will be. Example: roof repairs should be more than a half-baked patching to temporarily halt leaking.

repair

noun adjustment, alteration, amelioration, betterment, correction, cure, fixing, improvement, melioration, mending, overhaul, patching, reanimation, reassembling, reconditioning, reconstruction, recovery, rectification, reform, reformation, rehabilitation, remodeling, renewal, renovation, reorganization, restoration, resurrection, retouching, revival
Associated concepts: duty to repair, failure to keep in repair, opportunity to make repairs

repair

verb adjust, ameliorate, amend, brush up, condition, correct, cure, darn, fix, improve, make better, make good, make improvements, meliorate, mend, patch, piece, put in order, put into shape, put right, readjust, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, rectify, redress, reficere, refit, reform, refresh, refurbish, rehabilitate, remedy, render better, renew, reparare, reshape, resurrect, retouch, retread, revamp, revive, right, service, tinker, touch up, vamp
Associated concepts: duty to repair
See also: change, correction, cure, emend, maintenance, meliorate, rectify, redress, reform, rehabilitate, rehabilitation, remedy, renew, renewal, renovate, reparation, restore, upkeep

repair

a new remedy open to consumers in the UK under regulations promulgated in 2002, where goods are supplied in breach of contract. The vendor has the choice to replace instead. This is additional to the traditional rules on breach of contract.
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The first thing," he replied, "is to find out just how serious our damage is, and then to see what we can do in the way of repairs.
Only that morning, Lieutenant Johnson had told me that he feared that it would be impossible to repair the generators.
Their owners had evidently come to that spot to make some needful repairs in the stage arrangements, for one of them was engaged in binding together a small gallows with thread, while the other was intent upon fixing a new black wig, with the aid of a small hammer and some tacks, upon the head of the radical neighbour, who had been beaten bald.
Quickly completing the repairs we rose together into the still, cloudless Martian sky, and at great speed and without further mishap returned to Zodanga.
He had entertained vague ideas of hiring a cart, of achieving miraculous repairs, of still snatching some residual value from his one chief possession.
Nice to think of old Suet-and-Bones coming round to make his usual row with us, and finding a card up 'Closed for Repairs.
But when he examined the wheel, he discovered no repairs had been made.
Molly, therefore, having dressed herself out in this sack, with a new laced cap, and some other ornaments which Tom had given her, repairs to church with her fan in her hand the very next Sunday.
Mrs Tapkins likewise discovers her omission, and with promptitude repairs it; for herself; for Miss Tapkins, for Miss Frederica Tapkins, for Miss Antonina Tapkins, for Miss Malvina Tapkins, and for Miss Euphemia Tapkins.
Given the metal concentrations at which Ape1 activity is inhibited (excluding localized accumulation) and the selective inactivation seen in cell extracts (Figure 5), it seems reasonable to conclude that Cd(II), Fe(II), and Pb(II) may promote their harmful effects through inhibition of Ape1 repair function.
This deduction is allowed provided that the taxpayer does not otherwise capitalize repair costs.
And they are tying in their feelings of disappointment from a repair experience with the insurer, even if all the insurer did was pay for the service.