Amend meaning

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To make better; improve.
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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.

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To alter the wording of (a legal document, for example) so as to make more suitable or acceptable.
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To better one's conduct; reform.
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To remove the faults of; correct; emend.
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To make better.
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To change or revise (a legislative bill, law, constitution, etc.)
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To improve one's conduct.
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To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter.
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(intransitive) To become better.
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1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.2.6.ii.

He gave her a vomit, and conveyed a serpent, such as she conceived, into the basin; upon the sight of it she was amended.

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(law) Abbreviation of amendment.
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To change for the better; improve.
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To enrich (soil), especially by mixing in organic matter or sand.
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Origin of amend

  • 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

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

    From Wiktionary