What does amend mean?

Definitions for amendəˈmɛnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word amend.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amend(verb)

    make amendments to

    "amend the document"

  2. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate(verb)

    to make better

    "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

  3. rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amend(verb)

    set straight or right

    "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"


  1. amend(Verb)

    To make better.

  2. amend(Verb)

    To become better.

  3. amend(Verb)

    To heal (someone sick); to cure (a disease etc.).

  4. amend(Verb)

    To make a formal alteration in legislation by adding, deleting, or rephrasing.

  5. Origin: From amender, from emendo, from ex + mendum. Confer aphetic mend.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amend(verb)

    to change or modify in any way for the better

  2. Amend(verb)

    by simply removing what is erroneous, corrupt, superfluous, faulty, and the like;

  3. Amend(verb)

    by supplying deficiencies;

  4. Amend(verb)

    by substituting something else in the place of what is removed; to rectify

  5. Amend(verb)

    to grow better by rectifying something wrong in manners or morals; to improve


  1. Amend

    The motion to amend, in parliamentary procedure, is used to modify another motion.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amend

    a-mend′, v.t. to correct: to improve: to alter in detail, as a bill before parliament, often so fundamentally as to overthrow entirely the thing originally proposed.—v.i. to grow or become better.—adjs. Amend′able, Amend′atory, corrective.—n. Amend′ment, correction: improvement: an alteration proposed on a bill under consideration: a counter-proposal put before a public meeting: a counter-motion.—n.pl. Amends′, supply of a loss: compensation: reparation. [Fr. amender for emender—L. emendāre, to remove a fault—e, ex, out of, and menda, a fault.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'amend' in Verbs Frequency: #886

Anagrams for amend »

  1. ad-men, admen, maned, Medan, named

  2. Admen


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amend in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of amend

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Translations for amend

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • حسن, تعديلArabic
  • подобрявам, кориги́рам, поправямBulgarian
  • ausbessern, verbessern, novellierenGerman
  • mejorar, enmendar, corregirSpanish
  • korjaantua, parantua, parantaa, muuttaa, korjataFinnish
  • amenderFrench
  • leasaigh, ceartaighIrish
  • helyesbítHungarian
  • emendareItalian
  • 改める, 修正, 改正Japanese
  • menemanaMāori
  • verbeteren, amenderen, corrigeren, aanpassenDutch
  • poprawiać, poprawićPolish
  • melhorar, emendarPortuguese
  • соверше́нствовать, исправля́ть, исправляться, улучша́ть, улучша́ться, соверше́нствоваться, [[вноси́ть]] [[изменение, [[вноси́ть]] [[поправкаRussian
  • poboljšatiSerbo-Croatian
  • korrigera, redigera, ändraSwedish
  • iyileştirmek, düzelmek, düzeltmek, iyileşmekTurkish

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