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amend

to alter, modify, rephrase; to add or subtract from: Congress may amend the tax bill.
Not to be confused with:
amends – reparation or compensation for a loss, damage, or injury of any kind; recompense; to make amends: He tried to make amends for his rudeness by bringing flowers.
emend – to edit or change (a text) to remove errors; to correct: We must emend the text before the book goes to print.
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a·mend

 (ə-mĕnd′)
v. a·mend·ed, a·mend·ing, a·mends
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
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.
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amend

(əˈmɛnd)
vb (tr)
1. to improve; change for the better
2. to remove faults from; correct
3. (Law) to alter or revise (legislation, a constitution, etc) by formal procedure
[C13: from Old French amender, from Latin ēmendāre to emend]
aˈmendable adj
aˈmender n
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a•mend

(əˈmɛnd)

v.t.
1. to modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure: Congress may amend the proposed tax bill.
2. to change for the better; improve.
3. to remove or correct faults in; rectify.
v.i.
4. to grow or become better by reforming oneself.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French amender < Latin ēmendāre to correct; see emend]
a•mend′a•ble, adj.
a•mend′er, n.
syn: amend, emend both mean to alter, improve, or correct something written. amend is the general term, used of any such correction or improvement in details; it may refer to adding, taking away, or changing a character, word, or phrase: to amend spelling and punctuation in a report; to amend a contract. emend applies specifically to the critical alteration of a text in the process of editing or preparing it for publication; it implies improvement in the direction of greater accuracy: The scholar emended the text by restoring the original reading.
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amend


Past participle: amended
Gerund: amending

Imperative
amend
amend
Present
I amend
you amend
he/she/it amends
we amend
you amend
they amend
Preterite
I amended
you amended
he/she/it amended
we amended
you amended
they amended
Present Continuous
I am amending
you are amending
he/she/it is amending
we are amending
you are amending
they are amending
Present Perfect
I have amended
you have amended
he/she/it has amended
we have amended
you have amended
they have amended
Past Continuous
I was amending
you were amending
he/she/it was amending
we were amending
you were amending
they were amending
Past Perfect
I had amended
you had amended
he/she/it had amended
we had amended
you had amended
they had amended
Future
I will amend
you will amend
he/she/it will amend
we will amend
you will amend
they will amend
Future Perfect
I will have amended
you will have amended
he/she/it will have amended
we will have amended
you will have amended
they will have amended
Future Continuous
I will be amending
you will be amending
he/she/it will be amending
we will be amending
you will be amending
they will be amending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been amending
you have been amending
he/she/it has been amending
we have been amending
you have been amending
they have been amending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been amending
you will have been amending
he/she/it will have been amending
we will have been amending
you will have been amending
they will have been amending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been amending
you had been amending
he/she/it had been amending
we had been amending
you had been amending
they had been amending
Conditional
I would amend
you would amend
he/she/it would amend
we would amend
you would amend
they would amend
Past Conditional
I would have amended
you would have amended
he/she/it would have amended
we would have amended
you would have amended
they would have amended
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.amend - make amendments toamend - make amendments to; "amend the document"
revise - make revisions in; "revise a thesis"
2.amend - to make betteramend - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
alleviate, relieve, palliate, assuage - provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
aid, help - improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
revitalize, regenerate - restore strength; "This food revitalized the patient"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
enrich - make better or improve in quality; "The experience enriched her understanding"; "enriched foods"
build up, develop - change the use of and make available or usable; "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
turn around - improve dramatically; "The new strategy turned around sales"; "The tutor turned around my son's performance in math"
help - improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
upgrade - to improve what was old or outdated; "I've upgraded my computer so I can run better software"; "The company upgraded their personnel"
condition - put into a better state; "he conditions old cars"
emend - make improvements or corrections to; "the text was emended in the second edition"
iron out, put right, straighten out - settle or put right; "we need to iron out our disagreements"
enhance - make better or more attractive; "This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat"
fix, furbish up, mend, repair, bushel, doctor, touch on, restore - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
reform - make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices; "reform a political system"
reform - improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition; "reform the health system in this country"
beautify, fancify, prettify, embellish - make more beautiful
build - improve the cleansing action of; "build detergents"
perfect, hone - make perfect or complete; "perfect your French in Paris!"
fine-tune, refine, polish, down - improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
distill, make pure, purify, sublimate - remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water"
fructify - make productive or fruitful; "The earth that he fructified"
lift, raise - invigorate or heighten; "lift my spirits"; "lift his ego"
advance - develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"
upgrade - give better travel conditions to; "The airline upgraded me when I arrived late and Coach Class was full"
educate - give an education to; "We must educate our youngsters better"
3.amend - set straight or rightamend - set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"
correct, right, rectify - make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"
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amend

verb change, improve, reform, fix, correct, repair, edit, alter, enhance, update, revise, modify, remedy, rewrite, mend, rectify, tweak (informal), ameliorate, redraw, rebrand The committee put forward proposals to amend the penal system.
plural noun (usually in make amends) compensation, apology, restoration, redress, reparation, indemnity, restitution, atonement, recompense, expiation, requital He wanted to make amends for causing their marriage to fail.
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amend

verb
1. To advance to a more desirable state:
2. To make right what is wrong:
3. To prepare a new version of:
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Translations
يَصْلُح، يَحْسُن
opravit
korrigererette
korjataparantaa
breyta til batnaîar, bæta
atlyginti nuostoliusatsiteistiištaisytipataisyti
izdarīt labojumusizlabotlabot

amend

[əˈmend] VT [+ law] → enmendar; [+ text, wording] → corregir
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amend

[əˈmɛnd]
vt [+ law, constitution, rules] → amender; [+ text] → corriger; [+ statement] → modifier; [+ habits] → réformer
amends npl
to make amends → faire amende honorable, réparer ses torts
to make amends for sth → faire réparation de qch
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amend

vt
law, bill, constitution, textändern, amendieren (form), → ein Amendement einbringen zu (form); (by addition) → ergänzen; I’d better amend that to “most people”ich werde das lieber in „die meisten Leute“ (ab)ändern
(= improve) habits, behaviourbessern
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amend

[əˈmɛnd] vt (law) → emendare; (text) → correggere
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

amend

(əˈmend) verb
to correct or improve. We shall amend the error as soon as possible.
make amends
to do something to improve the situation after doing something wrong, stupid etc. He gave her a present to make amends for his rudeness.
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amend

vt. enmendar, corregir.
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