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

 

emend

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//iˈmend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmend//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they emend
BrE BrE//iˈmend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmend//
 
he / she / it emends
BrE BrE//iˈmendz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmendz//
 
past simple emended
BrE BrE//iˈmendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmendɪd//
 
past participle emended
BrE BrE//iˈmendɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmendɪd//
 
-ing form emending
BrE BrE//iˈmendɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//iˈmendɪŋ//
 
 
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emend something (formal) to remove the mistakes in a piece of writing, especially before it is printed synonym correct The date of the battle needs to be emended to 1643. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin emendare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out of’ + menda ‘a fault’. Compare with amend.
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