Friday, 7 December 2012

To repair, to mend, to cogitate

Repair and mend.. somehow simple, somehow complicated.

repair 1
fix or mend (a thing suffering from damage or a fault) : faulty electrical appliances should be repaired by an electrician.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French reparer, from Latin reparare, from re- ‘back’ + parare ‘make ready.’

repair 2
go to (a place), esp. in company : we repaired to the tranquility of a nearby cafe.
ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French repairer, from late Latin repatriare ‘return to one's country’ (see repatriate ).

mend
repair (something that is broken or damaged) : workmen were mending faulty cabling | a patch was used to mend the garment.
ORIGIN Middle English : shortening of amend

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