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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb amend:

amelioratebetterrectifyremedyamendrepairimprove

The word amend and its family (amended, amending, amendment, amendments, amends) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the verb amend

What does amend mean as a doing word?

Amend is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: amended | amending | amends

  1. make amendments to
    • example: amend the document
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic word: revise = make revisions in
  2. to make better
  3. set straight or right

Alternative definition of the verb amend

verb

  1. [transitive] To make better.
  2. [intransitive] To become better.
  3. [obsolete, transitive] To heal (someone sick); to cure (a disease etc.).
  4. [transitive] To make a formal alteration in legislation by adding, deleting, or rephrasing.

Explanation

Amend: The motion to amend, in parliamentary procedure, is used to modify another motion.

  • also known as 修正動議

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Amend

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Google previewRobert's Rules of Order Newly Revised (2011)

by Henry Martyn Robert, Sarah Corbin Robert, Daniel H. Honemann

AMEND The subsidiary motion to Amend is a motion to modify the wording—and within certain limits the meaning—of a pending motion before the pending motion itself is acted upon. Less frequently, it may become desirable to apply a similar ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield, Jeremy Butterfield

Amend is the more common word, used of making adjustments to a document or formal proposal (such as a parliamentary act). Its etymological meaning is 'free from fault' (from Latin mendum or menda 'fault, blemish'), and there is always a ...

Google previewAnswers in the Heart (2011)

Daily Meditations For Men And Women Recovering From Sex Addiction by Anonymous

A real amend is the right one for the relationship. Through the willingness we show in making a list of who we have harmed, we come to know what the right amend is. If we write a letter or apologize, our personal involvement makes the amend ...

Google previewCongressional Record, V. 145, Pt. 9, June 9, 1999 to June 17, 1999

The right to amend is a fundamental part of the legislative process and is particularly important given the nature of the bills before us yesterday and today. Both of these bills have flaws that, if addressed, could quickly lead to final passage of ...

Google previewCongressional Record, V. 145, Pt. 14, August 4, 1999 to August 5, 1999

seek to amend is a 53 percent cut for a program that is already $100 million less than it was in Fiscal Year 1995. This is a massive cutback in an essential program.

Google previewOfficial Reports of the Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada (1889)

The balance of arguments seem to be strongly in favor of the position that the charter we seek to amend is that of a corporation not having its rights and existence in both Provinces, but in the Province of Upper Canada, now Ontario, alone.

Google previewOfficial Report of Debates, House of Commons (1889)

The balance of arguments seem to be strongly in favor of the position that the charter we seek to amend is that of a corporation not having its rights and existence in both Provinces, but in the Province of Upper Canada, now Ontario, alone.

Google previewHouse of Commons Debates, Official Report (1889)

The balance of arguments seem to be strongly in favor of the position that the charter we seek to amend is that of a corporation not having its righto and existence in both Provinces, but in the Province of Upper Canada, now Ontario, alone.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence (2008)

by Claire M. Renzetti, Jeffrey L. Edleson

org AMEND AMEND, or Abusive Men Exploring New Directions, ...

Google previewThe Law Lexicon Or Dictionary of Jurisprudence (1867)

Explaining the Technical Words and Phrases Employed in the Several Departments of English Law... by J.J.S. WHARTON

Such an amendment should be specified in the order, since the common form of the order giving liberty to amend as the plaintiff may be advised, does not authorise a plaintiff to strike out the name of a arty to the record. Before the defendant as ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1900)

by David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, James Cockcroft, Charles Porterfield

Reserved Power to Amend or Repeal Corporate Charters. — Under the Rule Announced in the Dartmouth College Case, and since followed, the charter or act of incorporation, when accepted, is protected by a contract from amendment or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Practice in Civil Actions (1825)

In the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, with Practical Directions and Forms, Arranged Under Each Title by Thomas Lee

It seems, that the court will always take care, that if one party obtain leave to amend, the other shall not be thereby prejudiced. Alder v.

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

manoeuvre, net, pitfall, retreat, screen, shelter, trap, waylay, web ameliorate advance, alleviate, amend, assuage, better, cure, ease, elevate, ...

Google previewConnecticut Historical Dictionary (2014)

The general assembly may, upon roll call, by a yea vote of at least two-thirds of the total membership of each house, provide for the convening of a constitutional convention to amend or revise the constitution of the state not earlier than ten ...

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

To amend something such as a law or contract is to improve it or formally to change it: amend the constitution; The company may amend or vary the conditions of this contract at any time. Emend, a rarer word, means 'to correct; to remove ...

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Quotes about Amend

You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don't believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can't possibly foresee now. (Harry S. Truman)
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Scrabble value of A1M3E1N1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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