amend /əˈmɛnd/


I. verb [with obj.]

1. make minor changes to (a text, piece of legislation, etc.) in order to make it fairer or more accurate, or to reflect changing circumstances

the rule was amended to apply only to non-members.
2. improve the texture or fertility of (soil).

amend your soil with peat moss or compost.
‹archaic› put right

a few things had gone wrong, but these had been amended.
II. derivatives

1. amendable /əˈmɛndəb(ə)l /

2. amender

– origin Middle English: from Old French amender, based on Latin emendare (see emend).

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