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