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Meaning of AMEND

Pronunciation:  u'mend

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make amendments to; "amend the document"
  2. [v]  set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"
  3. [v]  to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

AMEND is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate, rectify, remediate, remedy, repair
 Antonyms: aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate, worsen
 See Also: advance, aid, alleviate, alter, assuage, beautify, build, bushel, change, condition, correct, develop, distill, doctor, down, educate, embellish, emend, enhance, enrich, fine-tune, fix, fructify, furbish up, help, hone, iron out, lift, make pure, mend, palliate, perfect, polish, prettify, purify, put right, raise, refine, reform, regenerate, relieve, restore, revise, revitalize, revize, right, straighten out, sublimate, touch on, turn around, upgrade



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*mend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amended}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Amending}.] [F. amender, L. emendare; e (ex) + mendum,
    menda, fault, akin to Skr. minda personal defect. Cf.
    {Emend}, {Mend}.]
    To change or modify in any way for the better; as,
    (a) by simply removing what is erroneous, corrupt,
        superfluous, faulty, and the like;
    (b) by supplying deficiencies;
    (c) by substituting something else in the place of what is
        removed; to rectify.
       Mar not the thing that can not be amended.  --Shak.
       An instant emergency, granting no possibility for
       revision, or opening for amended thought.   --De Quincey.
       We shall cheer her sorrows, and amend her blood, by
       wedding her to a Norman.                    --Sir W.
    {To amend a bill}, to make some change in the details or
       provisions of a bill or measure while on its passage,
       professedly for its improvement.
    Syn: To {Amend}, {Emend}, {Correct}, {Reform}, {Rectify}.
    Usage: These words agree in the idea of bringing things into
           a more perfect state. We correct (literally, make
           straight) when we conform things to some standard or
           rule; as, to correct proof sheets. We amend by
           removing blemishes, faults, or errors, and thus
           rendering a thing more a nearly perfect; as, to amend
           our ways, to amend a text, the draft of a bill, etc.
           Emend is only another form of amend, and is applied
           chiefly to editions of books, etc. To reform is
           literally to form over again, or put into a new and
           better form; as, to reform one's life. To rectify is
           to make right; as, to rectify a mistake, to rectify
           abuses, inadvertencies, etc.
  2. \A*mend"\ ([.a]*m[e^]nd"), v. i.
    To grow better by rectifying something wrong in manners or
    morals; to improve. ``My fortune . . . amends.'' --Sir P.
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