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emend

[ih-mend] /ɪˈmɛnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to edit or change (a text).
2.
to free from faults or errors; correct.
Origin of emend
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English (< Middle French emender) < Latin ēmendāre “to correct,” equivalent to ē- e-1 + mend(um) “fault” + -āre infinitive suffix
Related forms
emendable, adjective
nonemendable, adjective
unemendable, adjective
unemended, adjective
Synonym Study
1, 2. See amend.
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emend

/ɪˈmɛnd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make corrections or improvements in (a text) by critical editing
Derived Forms
emendable, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Latin ēmendāre to correct, from ē- out + mendum a mistake
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Word Origin and History for emend
v.

c.1400, from Latin emendare "to free from fault," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + mendum (nominative menda) "fault, blemish" (see amend). Related: Emended; emending.

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