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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.
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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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