To mend

to set right; make better; improve:

to mend matters.
Word Origin and History for mendingExpand



c.1200, “to repair,” from a shortened form of Old French amender (seeamend ). Meaning “to put right, atone for, amend (one’s life), repent” isfrom c.1300; that of “to regain health” is from early 15c. Related: Mended ;mending.


early 14c., “recompense, reparation,” frommend(v.). Meaning “act ofmending; a repaired hole or rip in fabric” is from 1888. Phrase on the mendattested from 1802.