What is the difference between 'fix', 'mend' and 'repair'? All of these words are used to describe the act of taking something that is damaged and restoring it. They are often interchangeable, but which word best matches which situation?
'Fix' is the most versatile and common. We often use it with technical problems.
'Repair' is considered slightly more formal than 'fix'.
'Mend' has the same meaning as 'fix' or repair' but it is more likely to be used when talking about repairing a hole or tear in an item of clothing.
You can also 'mend' a relationship.
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