amend


amend
amend a‧mend [əˈmend] verb [transitive]
to make small changes to a law or a document, for example to improve it, to make it more accurate, or to take account of new conditions:

• a controversial plan to amend the Constitution

— amendment noun [countable, uncountable] :

• The Securities Subcommittee is considering amendments to the proposal.

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amend UK US /əˈmend/ verb [T]
to change something, especially the words of a text: »

They were too hasty to amend or drop initiatives that did not work immediately.

amend sth to sth »

In line 20, 'men' should be amended to 'people'.

LAW, GOVERNMENT to make a change to a law: amend a bill/law »

He will try to amend the bill to shift more of the money to conservation.

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The proposals would amend the Insolvency Act of 1986 to prevent potentially viable small businesses from being forced into receivership.

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Until the constitution is amended, the power to appoint ministers will remain with the president.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Amend — as a verb means to change or modify something, as in: *Constitutional amendment *Amend (motion), a motion to modify a pending main motion in parliamentary procedure *Amend something previously adopted, a motion to modify a previously adopted… …   Wikipedia

  • Amend — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Bill Amend (* 1962), US amerikanischer Comiczeichner Christoph Amend (* 1974), deutscher Journalist (Leiter Zeitmagazin) Erwin Amend (1919 1997), deutscher Komponist und Konzertmeister Rolf Dieter Amend (* …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • amend — amend; amend·a·ble; amend·a·to·ry; amend·ment; re·amend; …   English syllables

  • amend — amend, emend 1. Amend is the more common word, used of making adjustments to a document or formal proposal (such as a parliamentary act), and also as a special word for ‘to change’ or ‘to alter’ in the context of personal behaviour. Its… …   Modern English usage

  • amend — ► VERB ▪ make minor improvements to (a document, proposal, etc.). DERIVATIVES amendable adjective. USAGE On the difference between amend and emend, see the note at EMEND(Cf. ↑emendation). ORIGIN L …   English terms dictionary

  • Amend — 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. Sidney. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amend — (v.) early 13c., to free from faults, rectify, from O.Fr. amender (12c.), from L. emendare to correct, free from fault, from ex out (see EX (Cf. ex )) + menda fault, blemish, from PIE *mend physical defect, fault (Cf. Skt. minda physical blemish …   Etymology dictionary

  • amend — reform, *correct, rectify, revise, emend, remedy, redress Analogous words: *improve, better, ameliorate: *mend, repair: elevate, raise, *lift Antonyms: debase: impair Contrasted words: corrupt, vitiate, deprave, debauch, pervert (see DEBASE): * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms