Emend meaning

ĭ-mĕnd
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To improve by critical editing.

Emend a faulty text.

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To correct or improve.
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To make scholarly corrections or improvements in (a text)
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To correct and revise (text or a text).
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Origin of emend

  • Middle English emenden from Latin ēmendāre ē-, ex- ex- mendum defect, fault

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

  • From Middle English menden, from Latin emendo (“I free from fault”), from ex- (“out”) + mendum (“fault, blemish”)

    From Wiktionary