Definitions for amend
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word amend.
make amendments to
"amend the document"
better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateverb
to make better
"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amendverb
set straight or right
"remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"
To make better.
To become better.
To heal (someone sick); to cure (a disease etc.).
To make a formal alteration in legislation by adding, deleting, or rephrasing.
Etymology: From amender, from emendo, from ex + mendum. Confer aphetic mend.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: amender, Fr. emendo, Lat.
Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Jerem. vii. 3.
To grow better. To amend differs from to improve; to improve supposes or not denies that the thing is well already, but to amend implies something wrong.
As my fortune either amends or impairs, I may declare it unto you. Philip Sidney.
At his touch
Such sanctity hath heaven given his hand,
They presently amend. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
To amend means to modify, alter, or change something, typically a document or text, in order to improve, correct, or update it. This term is often used in the context of laws or policies which are revised or added to.
to change or modify in any way for the better
by simply removing what is erroneous, corrupt, superfluous, faulty, and the like;
by supplying deficiencies;
by substituting something else in the place of what is removed; to rectify
to grow better by rectifying something wrong in manners or morals; to improve
The motion to amend, in parliamentary procedure, is used to modify another motion.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
To change a rule or form of legislation.
They did amend the legislation to ensure the peoples choices and voices are heard.
Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020
Amend vs. Emend -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Amend and Emend.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Amend is ranked #16161 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Amend surname appeared 1,789 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Amend.
93.9% or 1,680 total occurrences were White.
2.1% or 39 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.4% or 26 total occurrences were Asian.
1.2% or 23 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'amend' in Verbs Frequency: #886
The numerical value of amend in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of amend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
If the situation develops unfavorably, we will have to amend our plans. Beyond doubt, we will have to cut some (spending). But a positive turn and emergence from the current situation are unavoidable, the growth of the global economy will continue and our economy will rebound from the current situation.
Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?
We've got a contract in place (with Hockenheim), we just have to amend the years of the contract. It was alternating with Nuerburgring so we'll just take that out.
If the situation develops unfavorably, we will have to amend our plans. Beyond doubt, we will have to cut some (spending). But a positive turn and emergence from the current situation are inevitable, the growth of the global economy will continue and our economy will rebound from the current situation.
Drive-through robberies and carjackings are two compelling reasons why we need to amend Michigan law to allow a lawful handgun owner to legally carry a loaded and accessible pistol without a CPL.
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Translations for amend
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- تعديل, حسنArabic
- поправям, подобрявам, кориги́рамBulgarian
- verbessern, novellieren, ausbessernGerman
- corregir, enmendar, mejorarSpanish
- korjata, muuttaa, korjaantua, parantaa, parantuaFinnish
- ceartaigh, leasaighIrish
- 修正, 改正, 改めるJapanese
- verbeteren, amenderen, corrigeren, aanpassenDutch
- poprawić, poprawiaćPolish
- melhorar, emendarPortuguese
- исправляться, [[вноси́ть]] [[поправка, [[вноси́ть]] [[изменение, соверше́нствоваться, улучша́ться, улучша́ть, соверше́нствовать, исправля́тьRussian
- ändra, redigera, korrigeraSwedish
- düzeltmek, iyileşmek, iyileştirmek, düzelmekTurkish
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