verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of amend
Examples from the Web for amend
Anger about Citizens United has spurred a movement to amend the Constitution to reverse the opinion.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface|Jedediah Purdy|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a result, Perry said the group is currently looking into whether to amend its FEC report to make that clear.
However, Denham has said he will still try to amend the bill on the floor of the House.Even a Path to Citizenship for Military Volunteers Is Too Much for House Republicans|Ben Jacobs|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Were they to amend their posture, they would only be further isolating themselves.
Recently, two bills to amend Israel's Basic Law: The Government passed first readings in the Knesset.Raising the Threshold or Pulling the Carpet Out From Under Israel's Minorities?|Marc Grey|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is it indeed which the devil desireth; he can allow you grief and desperation, but not to amend.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
He felt suddenly that for her sake he could overlook some of Mr. Grayson's faults, or at least seek to amend them.The Candidate|Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Patience is no virtue of mine, and so far from appearing disposed to amend them, you daily multiply your errors.Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume I (of 3)|James Dennistoun
I punish him by chaining him fast to that perch for a week; and as a rule he seems to amend his ways for a long time.Fred Fenton on the Crew|Allen Chapman
It might amend money bills, might reject all legislation, and stop the machinery of government.George Brown|John Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for amend
Word Origin for amend
Word Origin and History for amend
early 13c., "to free from faults, rectify," from Old French amender (12c.), from Latin emendare "to correct, free from fault," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + menda "fault, blemish," from PIE *mend- "physical defect, fault" (cf. Sanskrit minda "physical blemish," Old Irish mennar "stain, blemish," Welsh mann "sign, mark").
Supplanted in senses of "repair, cure" by its shortened offspring mend (v.). Meaning "to add to legislation" (ostensibly to correct or improve it) is recorded from 1777. Related: Amended; amending.