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v. a·mend·ed, a·mend·ing, a·mends
1. To change for the better; improve: "The confinement appeared to have had very little effect in amending his conduct" (Horatio Alger).
2. To alter the wording of (a legal document, for example) so as to make more suitable or acceptable. See Synonyms at correct.
3. To enrich (soil), especially by mixing in organic matter or sand.
To better one's conduct; reform.

[Middle English amenden, from Old French amender, from Latin ēmendāre : ē-, ex-, ex- + mendum, fault.]

a·mend′a·ble adj.
a·mend′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.amendable - capable of being corrected by additionsamendable - capable of being corrected by additions; "an amendable flaw"
corrigible - capable of being corrected or set right; "a corrigible defect"; "a corrigible prisoner"
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If ratified, the contract will go into effect November 2015 and would become amendable in 2021.
The previous agreement became amendable on May 1, 2012 and the new contract will become amendable again on Dec.
The current three-year contract became amendable on Jan.
The airline said that the contract becomes amendable February 2015 and the current collective bargaining agreement became amendable in February 2009.
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It contains invaluable background information, including the history of the airline industry and a description of its most important operational aspects, and addresses several new transactions and issues that have emerged over the years, including frequent flyer programs, electronic ticketing, revenue breakage, power-by-the-hour maintenance arrangements, amendable labor contracts, and airline intangible assets, among others.
Otherwise, please return to our home page and other sites that are more amendable to your taste.
No fewer than 26,000 regulations and directives drafted in Brussels -- not amendable by our national Parliament -- now have the full rigor of British law.
The transgenic mouse model is definitely a very exciting model, because the mouse is much more amendable to laboratory study and because we know a lot about mouse genetics," says Yen Li, a researcher at the New England Regional Primate Research Center in Southborough, Mass.
The PSA pilots' contract became amendable on June 30, 2009.