amend
amend vt
1: to change or modify for the better
2: to alter esp. in the wording; esp: to alter formally by modification, deletion, or addition
amend ed the statute
amend the complaint to cure the defect
amend·able adj

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

amend
I verb add to, adjust, alter, ameliorate, better, change, correct, corrigere, edit, emend, emendare, emendate, enhance, enrich, improve, mend, modify, perfect, polish, rectify, refashion, refine, reform, remedy, remove faults, renew, revamp, revise, rework, rewrite, upgrade associated concepts: amend a certificate of incorporation, amend a law, amend a pleading, amend a statute, amend a will II index adjust (resolve), alter, convert (change use), edit, emend, fix (repair), meliorate, modify (alter), reconsider, rectify, reform, rehabilitate, remedy, renew (refurbish), renovate, repair, restore (renew), revise, supplement

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


amend
v.
To fix; to improve; to modify or revise a document.
n.
amendment

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


amend
To alter or change by adding, subtracting, or substituting. One can amend a statute, a contract, or a written pleading filed in a law suit. The change is usually called an amendment.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


amend
v. To add to, delete, correct, revise, or otherwise alter.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

amend
v.
   to alter or change by adding, subtracting, or substituting. One can amend a statute, a contract or a written pleading filed in a law -suit. The change is usually called an amendment. The legislature will amend a statute, the parties to a contract can amend it, and a party to a lawsuit can amend his or her own pleading. A contract can be amended only by the parties participating in the contract. If the contract is written, it can be amended only in writing (although, curiously, an oral contract can be amended orally or in writing). A pleading can be amended before it is served on the other party, by stipulation or agreement in court between the parties (actually usually between their attorneys), or upon order of the court.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Amend — A*mend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Amended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Amending}.] [F. amender, L. emendare; e (ex) + mendum, menda, fault, akin to Skr. minda personal defect. Cf. {Emend}, {Mend}.] To change or modify in any way for the better; as, (a) by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   Financial and business terms

  • 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

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