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Synonyms for mend

Synonyms for mend

to restore to proper condition or functioning

to make right what is wrong

Synonyms for mend

sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)


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heal or recover

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John McCain said Monday that he has tried to mend fences with conservative evangelicals in Texas and elsewhere as he seeks the Republican nomination for president.
But he has had to work hard to mend fences with his fiery lover.
Looking down the road, Zabel would like to mend fences with that other academy, the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which hosts the Daytime Emmys and hands out the news awards.
Nour added that the new Egypt will mend fences with the Arab Nations which were poisoned by the Mubarak regime.
Noting that the present environment does not bode well for the global war on terror, Musharraf wrote in a piece for CNN: "The earlier we mend fences, the better for Pakistan, the United States, the south Asia region and indeed the whole world.
We all strive to strengthen our commitment to our Judaism, and to mend fences and fix our relationships.
Insiders see the move as chief executive Sir Fred Goodwin's attempt to mend fences with investors who had become concerned at the scale of RBS's big international deals.
Koizumi seeks talks with Hu to mend fences with China
Later Thursday night, Asghari's cousin spoke by phone with Taylor in an attempt to mend fences.
If they (IPL franchises) show willingness to mend fences and come forward with a positive offer, we will reciprocate in the same manner because that's how good neighbours should always behave," he said.
The meeting has been called in a bid to mend fences between the EU and the US, who have been at odds over trade and the war in Iraq.
Summary: President Asif Ali Zardari called for national reconciliation in a Pakistan Day message on Monday, as he sought to mend fences with the opposition after defusing a political crisis by restoring the country's top judge.
Koizumi, who wants to mend fences with China as well as South Korea, repeated Saturday that he wants to visit the two countries for talks with their leaders as soon as possible.
THE right-wing Monday Club's latest attempt to mend fences with the Conservative Party was rebuffed last night.
Since that's taboo, let's say he was invited to sit down over some cafe latte to try to mend fences.