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mend

(mĕnd)
v. mended, mending, mends
v.intr.
a. To improve in health or condition: The patient is mending well.
b. To heal: The bone mended in a month.

mend′a·ble adj.
mend′er n.
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And this is him on the mend ways some time ago for the sake of his game.
FOR habitual drunk drivers or rash drivers in the country, it's time to mend ways or invite a harsh punishment.
The DEO said that the teachers indulged in the practice of absenteeism would be sent home if they did not mend ways.
Though, it was getting a befitting response from the Pakistani troops, but it was not ready to mend ways, he added.
A number of those who had their legal status settled said they were happy to be given the opportunity to mend ways and lead a normal life, urging those who have lost their bearings and got involved into vile acts to follow suit.