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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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Muscat: The United States may "mend fences" with Iran with the help of partners like the Sultanate of Oman, if they are inclined to extend their helping hand.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday sought to mend fences with London
"The only thing that has remained stable for Jumblat from the time of his March 14 leadership to the present day, when he is trying to mend fences with Syrian allies in Lebanon, is his relationship with the Maronite patriarch," Boumounsef said.
Summary: Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak began a one-day visit to Turkey on Sunday for an arms deal in the wake of a severe diplomatic row between the two countries, eager to mend fences with a
Columnist Nousouh al-Majali of the Jordanian daily AL RAI suggested on Dec 3 that Turkey's recent closeness of ties with Arabs gives it a greater regional role, especially with Israel looking to mend fences with Ankara after relations between the two countries went downhill because of the Gaza war last winter.
The Sudanese official said that his country's efforts to mend fences with the US will continue but criticized the slow pace of progress in this regard.
Alvord-Taylor Independent Living Services - Handyperson needed to mend fences, clean up yards, build raised garden beds, fix leaky faucets and more.
Complicating the situation for the industry is the Obama administration's anti-lobbyist push, which has made it far more difficult for the industry to reach out and try to mend fences. "There is pent-up frustration in Congress and the Defense Department that industry has not delivered their share of the bargain," says one industry executive.
The 69-year-old said: "Gleneagles called and said they wanted to mend fences. I hope it works out.
International coffee shop chain, Starbucks, last night sought to mend fences with Lord Mandelson after a furious four-letter bust-up over the state of the British economy.
Lebanon's rival factions launched national reconciliation talks yesterday to resolve lingering disputes after a crisis that brought the nation to the brink of civil war, with the thorny issue of Hezbollah's weapons topping the agenda.The talks brought together 14 political figures from the country's pro- and anti-Syrian camps who agreed to try to mend fences following a Qatari-brokered deal in May that put an end to a damaging 18-month political crisis."Agreeing to dialogue in and of itself means that all subjects are open to discussion," said President Michel Sleiman, who chaired the talks.
But various steps, including military officials' visits, have helped mend fences in recent months.
We hope to mend fences with our feature story about Yellowstone in our upcoming July issue.
In the decades following 1760, the Okfuskees tried to mend fences with the British but their relations were plagued by confrontations between Okfuskee hunters and backcountry settlers.