Amend Definition

amended, amending, amends
amended, amending, amends
To change for the better; improve.
American Heritage
To make better; improve.
Webster's New World
To improve one's conduct.
Webster's New World
To alter the wording of (a legal document, for example) so as to make more suitable or acceptable.
American Heritage
To remove the faults of; correct; emend.
Webster's New World

(law) Abbreviation of amendment.


Origin of Amend

  • From Old French amender, from Latin ēmendō (“free from faults”), from ex (“from, out of”) + mendum (“fault”). Confer aphetic mend.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English amenden from Old French amender from Latin ēmendāre ē-, ex- ex- mendum fault

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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