Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb patch

4 senses of patch

Sense 1
patch, piece -- (to join or unite the pieces of; "patch the skirt")
       => join, conjoin -- (make contact or come together; "The two roads join here")

Sense 2
patch -- (provide with a patch; also used metaphorically; "The field was patched with snow")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

Sense 3
patch, patch up -- (mend by putting a patch on; "patch a hole")
       => repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on -- (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please")
          Phrasal Verb-> patch up#2

Sense 4
piece, patch -- (repair by adding pieces; "She pieced the china cup")
       => repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on -- (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please")

Antonyms of adj patched

2 senses of patched

Sense 1
patched -- (mended usually clumsily by covering a hole with a patch; "patched jeans")

INDIRECT (VIA old) -> new -- (not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World")

Sense 2
patched, spotty, spotted -- (having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture); "a field patched with ice and snow"; "the wall had a spotty speckled effect"; "a black-and-white spotted cow")

INDIRECT (VIA patterned) -> plain, unpatterned -- (lacking patterns especially in color)

Similarity of adj patched

2 senses of patched

Sense 1
patched -- (mended usually clumsily by covering a hole with a patch; "patched jeans")
       => old (vs. new) -- (of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money")

Sense 2
patched, spotty, spotted -- (having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture); "a field patched with ice and snow"; "the wall had a spotty speckled effect"; "a black-and-white spotted cow")
       => patterned (vs. plain) -- (having patterns (especially colorful patterns))

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