Definitions for amendəˈmɛnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure:

    Congress may amend the proposed tax bill.

    Category: Government

  2. to change for the better; improve.

  3. to remove or correct faults in; rectify.

  4. (v.i.)to grow or become better by reforming oneself.

* Syn: amend , emend both mean to alter, improve, or correct something written. amend is the general term, used of any such correction or improvement in details; it may refer to adding, taking away, or changing a character, word, or phrase: to amend spelling and punctuation in a report; to amend a contract. emend applies specifically to the critical alteration of a text in the process of editing or preparing it for publication; it implies improvement in the direction of greater accuracy: The scholar emended the text by restoring the original reading.

Origin of amend:

1175–1225; ME < OF amender < L ēmendāre to correct; see emend


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.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams of amend

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

  2. Admen

Translations for amend

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to correct or improve

We shall amend the error as soon as possible.

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