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Synonyms for amend
əˈmɛndamend

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. amend

    To amend is to change for the better by removing faults, errors, or defects, and always refers to that which at some point falls short of a standard of excellence. Advance, better, and improve may refer either to what is quite imperfect or to what has reached a high degree of excellence; we advance the kingdom of God, improve the minds of our children, better the morals of the people. But for matters below the point of ordinary approval we seldom use these words; we do not speak of bettering a wretched alley, or improving a foul sewer. There we use cleanse, purify, or similar words. We correct evils, reform abuses, rectify incidental conditions of evil or error; we ameliorate poverty and misery, which we can not wholly remove. We mend a tool, repair a building, correct proof; we amend character or conduct that is faulty, or a statement or law that is defective. A text, writing, or statement is amended by the author or by some adequate authority; it is often emended by conjecture. A motion is amended by the mover or by the assembly; a constitution is amended by the people; an ancient text is emended by a critic who believes that what seems to him the better reading is what the author wrote. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    advance, ameliorate, better, cleanse, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, rectify, reform, repair

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, deteriorate, harm, impair, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. amend

    Synonyms:
    improve, mend, repair, correct, rectify, better, ameliorate, reform

    Antonyms:
    deteriorate, degenerate, neglect, aggravate, tarnish, blemish, spoil, corrupt, vitiate, impair, mar

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amendverb

    make amendments to

    "amend the document"

    Synonyms:
    better, improve, repair, remedy, meliorate, remediate, ameliorate, rectify

  2. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateverb

    to make better

    "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

    Synonyms:
    better, improve, repair, remedy, meliorate, remediate, break, ameliorate, rectify

  3. rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amendverb

    set straight or right

    "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"

    Synonyms:
    right, reform, compensate, revivify, remediate, recompense, fix, bushel, reanimate, mend, vivify, renovate, improve, correct, quicken, regenerate, reclaim, resort, restore, ameliorate, relieve, rectify, touch on, recreate, remedy, refine, repair, animate, better, furbish up, meliorate, revive, doctor, indemnify

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. amendverb

    Synonyms:
    improve, mend, emend, correct, rectify, reform, AMELIORATE

  2. amendverb

    Synonyms:
    improve, mend, become better

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How to use amend in a sentence?

  1. Abe Rakov:

    We are calling on the Michigan Democratic Party to amend its list of candidates and ask the Michigan Secretary of State to put Governor Deval Patrick on the ballot so that voters can rightly select from their full range of choices for President in 2020.

  2. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

    We have the right to do it, We are going to do it and we are going to do it at the beginning on Tuesday if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't call for these witnesses in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposal, we're allowed to amend it, and ask for them. I am allowed to amend it -- and then if they say well let's wait and hear the arguments we'll want a vote after they hear the arguments as well and we will do everything we can to force votes again.

  3. Wolfango Piccoli:

    Davutoglu's likely early exit as party leader and PM constitutes another episode that show that Erdogan's dominance over the AKP and the executive is absolute and unchallenged, in the short term policy paralysis will prevail and then, once a new party leader is elected, a more incisive effort to amend the constitution could ensue.

  4. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu:

    There is a need to look at the PIB as it was submitted to the sixth assembly and try and tinker with that a bit, there are all kinds of issues ... one of those is whether we need to yank out the fiscal terms and develop them into a different law relying on existing fiscal laws and amend those.

  5. Justice Antonin Scalia:

    My shtick is, as you may know, textualism, I believe that judges should adhere to the text of the law and not amend or revise it to accord with what they think the law ought to be.


Translations for amend

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  • تعديل, حسنArabic
  • поправям, подобрявам, кориги́рамBulgarian
  • verbessern, novellieren, ausbessernGerman
  • corregir, enmendar, mejorarSpanish
  • korjata, muuttaa, korjaantua, parantaa, parantuaFinnish
  • amenderFrench
  • ceartaigh, leasaighIrish
  • helyesbítHungarian
  • emendareItalian
  • 修正, 改正, 改めるJapanese
  • menemanaMāori
  • verbeteren, amenderen, corrigeren, aanpassenDutch
  • poprawić, poprawiaćPolish
  • melhorar, emendarPortuguese
  • исправляться, [[вноси́ть]] [[поправка, [[вноси́ть]] [[изменение, соверше́нствоваться, улучша́ться, улучша́ть, соверше́нствовать, исправля́тьRussian
  • poboljšatiSerbo-Croatian
  • ändra, redigera, korrigeraSwedish
  • düzeltmek, iyileşmek, iyileştirmek, düzelmekTurkish

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