reorganize, v. rearrange, redo, do over, overhaul, make over, revamp, reconstruct; redistribute, realign, restructure, straighten out, Inf. get the kinks out, Inf. get rid of the deadwood, Inf. shake up, Inf. clean house; redevelop, develop, elaborate.
2. re-form, refashion, re-create, remake, revolutionize, change; improve, make better, enhance; rehabilitate, restore, revive, salvage, redeem, resuscitate, Inf dust off; refurbish, touch up, brush up; correct, emend, emendate, revise, edit, rectify, Inf. clean up.
repair1, v. 1. restore, mend, patch or patch up, put back together, make good as new; service, fix, fix up, make improvements on, improve, better, ameliorate, meliorate; amend, emend, correct, adjust, align, regulate; recondition, redo, remake, make over, overhaul, rebuild, reconstruct, remodel, revamp, renovate, renew, redecorate; repaint, touch up, brush up, polish up, clean up, spruce up.
2. renew, revive, heal, cure. See - remedy (def. 2).
3. remedy, redress, right a wrong, make up for, compensate for, make amends for, atone for, make restitution for, satisfy; recoup, reimburse, indemnify, pay back, repay, recompense, come up with the difference, remunerate, requite; pay off, Inf. get out from under; make good, redeem, refund, give back, remit.
-n. 4. restoration, mending, patching or patching up; servicing, fixing or fixing up, improvements, betterment, amelioration, melioration; amendment, emendment, correction, adjustment, alignment; reconditioning, redoing, remaking, making over, overhauling, rebuilding, reconstruction, remodeling, revamping, renovation, Archaic, instauration, renewal, redecoration.
repairs adjustments, corrections; work, service, attention, fixing.
repair1, v. 1. betake oneself, go, leave for, head for, take off for; hie, hasten, go in haste, speed, hurry. 2. frequent, resort, go often, visit regularly, haunt.
reparable, adj. remediable, curable, medicable, healable, treatable, mendable; amendable, emendable, rectifiable, correctable, fixable, restorable; recoverable, retrievable, reclaimable, redeemable; corrigible, reformable, improvable.
reparation, n. 1. redress, amends, atonement, redemption, restitution, expiation; requital, quittance, retribution, satisfaction; compensation, indemnity, indemnification, recompense, solatium; remuneration, payment, repayment, reimbursement, refund, one's money back, recoupment.
2. repair, restoration, renovation, Archaic, instauration, renewal. See - repair1 (def. 4).
repartee, n. 1. give-and-take, witty conversation, lively exchange, tit for tat, measure for measure, stroke for stroke; badinage, banter, raillery, wordplay, persiflage; joking, jesting, pleasantry, drollery, jocularity, waggery, Inf. kidding, Inf. kidding back and forth, Inf. joshing, SI. funning around.
2. rejoinder, answer, quick answer, response, reply, riposte, counterstroke, return, comeback, Inf. snappy comeback; counterblast, blow for blow, a Roland for an Oliver, retort, replication, quip, Inf. shot, Inf. zinger, Inf. a good one.
repast, n. 1. meal, refection, Inf. bite to eat; mess, table, board, Inf. feed; snack, collation, Inf. bite, Inf. nosh; square meal, full meal, hearty meal, man-sized meal; feast, banquet, Inf. spread, Inf. blowout, Chiefly Brit. SI. beanfeast or beano.
2. mealtime, dinnertime, lunchtime, suppertime, U.S. SI. chowtime.
repay, v. 1. pay back, reimburse, requite, make requital, compensate, make restitution, make amends, indemnify, make it up to; refund, return, recompense, render, square accounts with, Inf. wipe the slate clean,