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amend

Legal Definition of amend

Verb

  1. To change, to revise, usually to the wording of a written document such as legislation.

Definition of amend

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA: /əˈmɛnd/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnd

Verb

to amend (third-person singular simple present amends, present participle amending, simple past and past participle amended)

  1. (transitive) To make better.
  2. (intransitive) To become better.
  3. (transitive) To make a formal alteration in legislation by adding, deleting, or rephrasing.

Synonyms

  • ameliorate
  • correct
  • improve

Derived terms

  • amendment
  • amends

Related terms

  • mend

References

  • amend in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • amend in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: ademn
  • admen
  • maned
  • Medan
  • named

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Translation of amend in Malay

Pinda

Verb

To make a formal alteration in legislation by adding, deleting, or rephrasing

  1. pinda



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