Definition of amend verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

amend

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈmend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈmend//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they amend
BrE BrE//əˈmend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈmend//
 
he / she / it amends
BrE BrE//əˈmendz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈmendz//
 
past simple amended
BrE BrE//əˈmendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈmendɪd//
 
past participle amended
BrE BrE//əˈmendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈmendɪd//
 
-ing form amending
BrE BrE//əˈmendɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈmendɪŋ//
 
 
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amend something to change a law, document, statement, etc. slightly in order to correct a mistake or to improve it He asked to see the amended version. The law has been amended to read as follows:… Parliament will vote to amend the constitution. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French amender, based on Latin emendare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out of’ + menda ‘a fault’.
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