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WORD ORIGIN

"to mend, to put back in order," mid-14c., from Old French reparer "repair, mend" (12c.), from Latin reparare "restore, put back in order," from re- "again" (see re-) + parare "make ready, prepare" (see pare). Related: Repaired; repairing.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.