Amend Definition

ə-mĕnd
amended, amending, amends
verb
amended, amending, amends
To make better; improve.
Webster's New World
To remove the faults of; correct; emend.
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 improve one's conduct.
Webster's New World
To change or revise (a legislative bill, law, constitution, etc.)
Webster's New World
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Wiktionary
noun

(law) Abbreviation of amendment.

Wiktionary

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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