- The definition of amend means to modify or alter something, often for the better.
An example of amend is the act of making changes to the U.S. Constitution.
amend definition by Webster's New World
- to make better; improve
- to remove the faults of; correct; emend
- to change or revise (a legislative bill, law, constitution, etc.)
Origin: Middle English amenden ; from Old French amender ; from Classical Latin emendare, to correct: see emend
amend definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb a·mend·ed, a·mend·ing, a·mends verb, transitive
- To change for the better; improve: amended the earlier proposal so as to make it more comprehensive.
- To remove the faults or errors in; correct. See Synonyms at correct.
- To alter (a legislative measure, for example) formally by adding, deleting, or rephrasing.
- To enrich (soil), especially by mixing in organic matter or sand.
Origin: Middle English amenden, from Old French amender, from Latin ēmendāre : ē-, ex-, ex- + mendum, fault.
- a·mendˈa·ble adjective
- a·mendˈer noun
amend - Legal Definition