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Repair vs. Fix

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  • Repair (noun)

    The act of repairing something.

    "I took the car to the workshop for repair."

  • Repair (noun)

    The result of repairing something.

    "If you look closely you can see the repair in the paintwork."

  • Repair (noun)

    The condition of something, in respect of need for repair.

    "The car was overall in poor repair before the accident. But after the workshop had it for three weeks it was returned in excellent repair. But the other vehicle was beyond repair."

  • Repair (noun)

    The act of repairing or resorting to a place.

    "our annual repair to the mountains"

  • Repair (noun)

    A place to which one goes frequently or habitually; a haunt.

  • Repair (verb)

    To restore to good working order, fix, or improve damaged condition; to mend; to remedy.

    "to repair a house, a road, a shoe, or a ship"

    "to repair a shattered fortune"

  • Repair (verb)

    To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for.

    "to repair a loss or damage"

  • Repair (verb)

    To transfer oneself to another place.

    "to repair to sanctuary for safety"

  • Repair (verb)

    to pair again

  • Fix (noun)

    A repair or corrective action.

    "That plumber's fix is much better than the first one's."

  • Fix (noun)

    A difficult situation; a quandary or dilemma; a predicament.

    "It rained before we repaired the roof, and were we in a fix!"

  • Fix (noun)

    A single dose of an addictive drug administered to a drug user.

  • Fix (noun)

    A prearrangement of the outcome of a supposedly competitive process, such as a sporting event, a game, an election, a trial, or a bid.

  • Fix (noun)

    A determination of location.

    "We have a fix on your position."

  • Fix (noun)

    fettlings (mixture used to line a furnace)

  • Fix (verb)

    To pierce; now generally replaced by transfix.

  • Fix (verb)

    To attach; to affix; to hold in place or at a particular time.

    "A dab of chewing gum will fix your note to the bulletin board."

    "A leech can fix itself to your skin without you feeling it."

    "The Constitution fixes the date when Congress must meet."

  • Fix (verb)

    (Of a piercing look) to direct at someone.

    "He fixed me with a sickly grin, and said, "I told you it wouldn't work!""

  • Fix (verb)

    To mend, to repair.

    "That heater will start a fire if you don't fix it."

  • Fix (verb)

    To prepare (food).

    "She fixed dinner for the kids."

  • Fix (verb)

    To make (a contest, vote, or gamble) unfair; to privilege one contestant or a particular group of contestants, usually before the contest begins; to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion

    "A majority of voters believed the election was fixed in favor of the incumbent."

  • Fix (verb)

    To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile.

    "Rover stopped digging under the fence after we had the vet fix him."

  • Fix (verb)

    To map a (point or subset) to itself.

  • Fix (verb)

    To take revenge on, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant.

    "He got caught breaking into lockers, so a couple of guys fixed him after work."

  • Fix (verb)

    To render (a photographic impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensitive to the action of light.

  • Fix (verb)

    To convert into a stable or available form.

    "Legumes are valued in crop rotation for their ability to fix nitrogen."

  • Fix (verb)

    To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.

  • Fix (verb)

    To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance.

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  • Repair (verb)

    To return.

  • Repair (verb)

    To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety.

  • Repair (noun)

    The act of repairing or resorting to a place.

  • Repair (noun)

    Place to which one repairs; a haunt; a resort.

  • Repair (noun)

    Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation; as, materials are collected for the repair of a church or of a city.

  • Repair (noun)

    Condition with respect to soundness, perfectness, etc.; as, a house in good, or bad, repair; the book is out of repair.

  • Repair

    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.

  • Repair

    To make amends for, as for an injury, by an equivalent; to indemnify for; as, to repair a loss or damage.

  • Fix (adjective)

    Fixed; solidified.

  • Fix

    To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite.

  • Fix

    To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.

  • Fix

    To transfix; to pierce.

  • Fix

    To render (an impression) permanent by treating with a developer to make it insensible to the action of light.

  • Fix

    To put in order; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to set to rights; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; hence, to repair; as, to fix the clothes; to fix the furniture of a room.

  • Fix

    To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.

  • Fix (verb)

    To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.

  • Fix (verb)

    To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance.

  • Fix (noun)

    A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma.

  • Fix (noun)

    fettling.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Repair (noun)

    the act of putting something in working order again

  • Repair (noun)

    a formal way of referring to the condition of something;

    "the building was in good repair"

  • Repair (noun)

    a frequently visited place

  • Repair (verb)

    restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;

    "She repaired her TV set"

    "Repair my shoes please"

  • Repair (verb)

    make amends for; pay compensation for;

    "One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich"

    "She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident"

  • Repair (verb)

    move, travel, or proceed toward some place;

    "He repaired to his cabin in the woods"

  • Repair (verb)

    set straight or right;

    "remedy these deficiencies"

    "rectify the inequities in salaries"

    "repair an oversight"

  • Repair (verb)

    give new life or energy to;

    "A hot soup will revive me"

    "This will renovate my spirits"

    "This treatment repaired my health"

  • Fix (noun)

    informal terms for a difficult situation;

    "he got into a terrible fix"

    "he made a muddle of his marriage"

  • Fix (noun)

    something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug;

    "she needed a fix of chocolate"

  • Fix (noun)

    the act of putting something in working order again

  • Fix (noun)

    an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear;

    "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"

  • Fix (noun)

    a determination of the location of something;

    "he got a good fix on the target"

  • Fix (verb)

    restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;

    "She repaired her TV set"

    "Repair my shoes please"

  • Fix (verb)

    cause to be firmly attached;

    "fasten the lock onto the door"

    "she fixed her gaze on the man"

  • Fix (verb)

    decide upon or fix definitely;

    "fix the variables"

    "specify the parameters"

  • Fix (verb)

    prepare for eating by applying heat;

    "Cook me dinner, please"

    "can you make me an omelette?"

    "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

  • Fix (verb)

    take vengeance on or get even;

    "We'll get them!"

    "That'll fix him good!"

    "This time I got him"

  • Fix (verb)

    set or place definitely;

    "Let's fix the date for the party!"

  • Fix (verb)

    kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study

  • Fix (verb)

    make fixed, stable or stationary;

    "let's fix the picture to the frame"

  • Fix (verb)

    make infertile;

    "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disbilites are sterilized"

  • Fix (verb)

    put (something somewhere) firmly;

    "She posited her hand on his shoulder"

    "deposit the suitcase on the bench"

    "fix your eyes on this spot"

  • Fix (verb)

    make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc;

    "Get the children ready for school!"

    "prepare for war"

    "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

Princeton's WordNet
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