Mend, v. i. To grow better; to
advance to a better state; to become improved.
Mend (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Mended; p. pr. & vb. n.
Mending.] [Abbrev. fr. amend. See Amend.]
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
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
Though in some lands the grass is but short, yet it
mends garden herbs and fruit.
You mend the jewel by the wearing
Syn. -- To improve; help; better; emend; amend; correct;