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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.amended - of legislationamended - of legislation      
unamended - (of legislation) not amended
2.amended - modified for the better; "his amended ways"
better - (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another; "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din"; "a better coat"; "a better type of car"; "a suit with a better fit"; "a better chance of success"; "produced a better mousetrap"; "she's better in math than in history"
References in classic literature ?
Godfrey made an effort, and came out with a new and amended version of the affair, to the following effect.
Then, when he has amended his ways, and grown gentler (even though he still continues to be loaded with official work), he will come to be accounted a virtuous, decent citizen who has deserved well of his comrades, rendered obedience to his superiors, wished noone any evil, preserved the fear of God in his heart, and died lamented.
Rule 15(a)(3) says that "any required response to an amended pleading must be made within the time remaining to respond to the original pleading or within 14 days after service of the amended pleading, whichever is later.
If the amended return is based on an audit, FTB collection staff will work with audit staff to determine the accuracy of the return.
901(a) may file an amended return and change the credit to a deduction under Sec.
Mesocosm-scale biodegradation experiments were conducted using 2-L culture vessels inoculated with sediment or digester sludge, amended with either 3-CB (sediment and digester sludge) or 2-CP (sediment), and established and maintained using aseptic techniques.
I successfully filed amended returns on behalf of several clients that received refunds of overpaid Social Security and Medicare payments on severance payments considered SUCBs.
The USA PATRIOT Act amended many federal statutes in significant ways that are important to criminal and intelligence investigators.
1 is amended by revising the last sentence of paragraph (a) to read as follows: