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Word Meanings - MEND - Book Publishers vocabulary database

1. To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine. 2. To alter for

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1. To repair, as anything that is torn, broken, defaced, decayed, or the like; to restore from partial decay, injury, or defacement; to patch up; to put in shape or order again; to re-create; as, to mend a garment or a machine. 2. To alter for the better; to set right; to reform; hence, to quicken; as, to mend one's manners or pace. The best service they could do the state was to mend the lives of the persons who composed it. Sir W. Temple. 3. To help, to advance, to further; to add to. Though in some lands the grass is but short, yet it mends garden herbs and fruit. Mortimer. You mend the jewel by the wearing it. Shak. Syn. -- To improve; help; better; emend; amend; correct; rectify; reform.

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    Much improving.
    To affect reformation; to pretend to correctness.
    Forming again; having the quality of renewing form; reformatory. Good.
    To grow better; to meliorate; as, wine ameliorates by age.
    In a correct manner; exactly; acurately; without fault or error.
    One who corrupts, or who upholds corruption. Sydney Smith.
    1. Capable of being made corrupt; subject to decay. "Our corruptible bodies." Hooker. Ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold. 1 Pet. i. 18. 2. Capable of being corrupted, or morally vitiated; susceptible of depravation.
    Containing or making correction; corrective.
    One who, or that which, improves.
    Tending to redress. Thomson.
    To correct. When your worship's plassed to correctify a lady. Beau & Fl.
    1. To heal by applications or medicaments; to cure by remedial traetment; to apply salve to; as, to salve a wound. Shak. 2. To heal; to remedy; to cure; to make good; to soothe, as with an ointment, especially by some device, trick, or quibble;
    1. To soften; to make tender; to reduce the hardness, harshness, or asperity of; to qualify; as, to mollify the ground. With sweet science mollified their stubborn hearts. Spenser. 2. To assuage, as pain or irritation, to appease, as
    1. The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration. The inducing and accelerating of putrefaction is a subject
    A salvor. Skeat.
    Restoration. Spenser.
    Best. "The bettermost classes." Brougham.
    Having the quality of taining or vitiating; tending to produce corruption. It should be endued with some corruptive quality for so speedy a dissolution of the meat. Ray.
    1. The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment. Reformation of evil laws is commendable, but for us the more necessary is a speedy redress of ourselves. Hooker. 2. A setting right, as of wrong, injury, or opression;
    To form beforehand, or for special ends. "Their natures and preformed faculties. " Shak.
    To cover again. Sir W. Scott.
    transparere to be transparent; L. trans across, through + parere to 1. Having the property of transmitting rays of light, so that bodies can be distinctly seen through; pervious to light; diaphanous; pellucid; as, transparent glass; a transparent
    1. Not correct; not according to a copy or model, or to established rules; inaccurate; faulty. The piece, you think, is incorrect. Pope. 2. Not in accordance with the truth; inaccurate; not exact; as, an incorrect statement or calculation. 3. Not
    A formative letter at the beginning of a word. M. Stuart.
    Incorruptible. "The glory of the uncorruptible God." Rom. i.
    1. Not improved; not made better or wiser; not advanced in knowledge, manners, or excellence. 2. Not used; not employed; especially, not used or employed for a valuable purpose; as, unimproved opportunities; unimproved blessings. Cowper. 3. Not
    The quality or state of being transparent; transparency.
    1. To use frugally or stintingly, as that which is scarce or valuable; to retain or keep unused; to save. "No cost would he spare." Chaucer. thy Father's dreadful thunder didst not spare. Milton. He that hath knowledge, spareth his words. Prov.


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