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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
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The 1605/6 quarto goes further and emends the line to 'His armes long, his fingers snowy-white'.
Mexico's title bid looked in shambles after their humiliating 1-6 loss against Nigeria in the opener, but on Tuesday, they had clearly made emends.
With the exception of correcting simple factual mistakes in Youth and the Bright Medusa, neither book emends in order to modernize the text or to correct errors that Cather did not address.
As with the previous five supplements to the Encyclopedia, the sixth presents new information based on the most recent research since publication of the previous supplement, and also corrects previously published errors and emends earlier information no longer regarded as correct.
The legislature also passed a law recognizing domestic partners and their children as eligible for the World Trade Center Memorial Scholarship, which will pay for four years of college at a state institution or the equivalent funding applied to a private institution, and another law that emends workers' compensation benefits of up to $400 per week--or up to $20,800 per year for life--to same-sex surviving partners.