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amend

a·mend

amend

 
 
pronunciation:
mend
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: amended, amending, amends
definition 1: to formally change by rephrasing, or to add to or subtract from (a legislative bill, a contract, a treaty, or the like).
The bill will be amended so that it will affect more businesses than before.A movement has begun to amend the constitution.
synonyms:
alter, change, modify, reform, revise
similar words:
adjust, edit
definition 2: to make better or make right; improve; rectify.
The prime minister pledged to amend the country's labor practices.The government has made promises to the victims but has done little to amend the situation that caused the disaster.
synonyms:
ameliorate, better, correct, improve, rectify, reform, revise
antonyms:
worsen
similar words:
change, edit, emend, fix, mend, mitigate, redress, remedy, transfigure
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make oneself better; improve one's own conduct or behavior.
synonyms:
ameliorate, improve, reform
similar words:
adjust, alter, change, metamorphose, mitigate, modify
derivations: amendable (adj.), amender (n.)