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emend

to edit or change (a text) to remove errors; to correct: We must emend the text before the book goes to print.
Not to be confused with:
amend – to alter, modify, rephrase; to add or subtract from: Congress may amend the tax bill.
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.

e·mend

 (ĭ-mĕnd′)
tr.v. e·mend·ed, e·mend·ing, e·mends
To improve by critical editing: emend a faulty text.

[Middle English emenden, from Latin ēmendāre : ē-, ex-, ex- + mendum, defect, fault.]

e·mend′er n.

emend

(ɪˈmɛnd)
vb
(Journalism & Publishing) (tr) to make corrections or improvements in (a text) by critical editing
[C15: from Latin ēmendāre to correct, from ē- out + mendum a mistake]
eˈmendable adj

e•mend

(ɪˈmɛnd)

v.t.
1. to edit or change (a text).
2. to revise or correct.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French emender) < Latin ēmendāre to correct]
e•mend′a•ble, adj.
e•mend′er, n.
syn: See amend.

emend


Past participle: emended
Gerund: emending

Imperative
emend
emend
Present
I emend
you emend
he/she/it emends
we emend
you emend
they emend
Preterite
I emended
you emended
he/she/it emended
we emended
you emended
they emended
Present Continuous
I am emending
you are emending
he/she/it is emending
we are emending
you are emending
they are emending
Present Perfect
I have emended
you have emended
he/she/it has emended
we have emended
you have emended
they have emended
Past Continuous
I was emending
you were emending
he/she/it was emending
we were emending
you were emending
they were emending
Past Perfect
I had emended
you had emended
he/she/it had emended
we had emended
you had emended
they had emended
Future
I will emend
you will emend
he/she/it will emend
we will emend
you will emend
they will emend
Future Perfect
I will have emended
you will have emended
he/she/it will have emended
we will have emended
you will have emended
they will have emended
Future Continuous
I will be emending
you will be emending
he/she/it will be emending
we will be emending
you will be emending
they will be emending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been emending
you have been emending
he/she/it has been emending
we have been emending
you have been emending
they have been emending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been emending
you will have been emending
he/she/it will have been emending
we will have been emending
you will have been emending
they will have been emending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been emending
you had been emending
he/she/it had been emending
we had been emending
you had been emending
they had been emending
Conditional
I would emend
you would emend
he/she/it would emend
we would emend
you would emend
they would emend
Past Conditional
I would have emended
you would have emended
he/she/it would have emended
we would have emended
you would have emended
they would have emended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.emend - make improvements or corrections to; "the text was emended in the second edition"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

emend

verb
1. To prepare a new version of:
2. To make right what is wrong:
Translations
يُصَحِّح ، يُنَقِّح
korrigererette
emendierenverbessern
leiîrétta; lagfæra
labot
düzeltmektashih etmek

emend

[ɪˈmend] VTenmendar

emend

[ɪˈmɛnd] vt [+ text] → corriger

emend

vt textverbessern, korrigieren

emend

[ɪˈmɛnd] vt (text) → correggere, emendare

emend

(iːˈmend) verb
to correct errors in (a book etc). The editor emended the manuscript.
ˌemenˈdation noun
References in classic literature ?
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which passed under the name of annotations, or emendations, were found so completely to have enveloped, distorted, and overwhelmed the text, that the author had to go about with a lantern to discover his own book.
Little Cackleby himself went to seven evening parties and told the story with comments and emendations at each place.
Every emendation of Anne's had been on the side of honesty against importance.
The most equitable translation, therefore, of the present text being thus halt and impotent, we may suspect corruption, and I hazard the following emendation, though I have not adopted it in my translation, as fearing that it would be deemed too fanciful.
Biaggini, pointed to it once as it was just standing on the top of Levanzo, and said to me "Come cavalca bene" ("How well it rides"), and this immediately suggested my emendation to me.
First, he provides an explanation for the type of errors that we often find in manuscripts, which supports the work of editors to propose emendations and provides guidance for what sorts of emendations make the most sense.
Glosses found in various manuscripts are duly noted, and Kaul's emendations are also documented, whether they were adopted in the present edition or not (as are the very occasional emendations of others, such as that of A.
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The English translation below is Yoav Haifawi's with slight emendations.
The version printed here incorporates undated minor revisions entered into the typescript in pencil, as well as recent emendations by the author.