- to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure: Congress may amend the proposed tax bill.
- to change for the better; improve: to amend one's ways.
- to remove or correct faults in; rectify.
- to grow or become better by reforming oneself: He amends day by day.
Origin of amend
Related Words for amendedrectify, modify, lift, enhance, alter, revise, repair, right, help, reform, fix, better, elevate, remedy, square, mend, ameliorate, change, raise
Examples from the Web for amended
Contemporary Examples of amended
Editor's Note: This story had been amended to clarify Jeffrey Wright's Naval service.The Navy ‘Hero’ Who Pimped an HIV-Positive Teen
December 11, 2014
Perhaps this year, the old saying should be amended to: to share is better than to receive.One of a Kind Gifts Are Only a Neighbor Away
December 8, 2014
Cook posted, amended, then deleted a sort-of apology over the controversy and refused all interviews.The Secret World of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc
December 1, 2014
An amended bill eventually passed that created a new board without all the power Mitchell and the Alliance had sought.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’
October 15, 2014
The contract has been amended 22 times in the past 14 years.Megabanks Have The Federal Prison System Locked Up
Center for Public Integrity
October 2, 2014
Historical Examples of amended
"Not alone, if I can help it, Mr. Burnham," Duncan amended sweetly.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
"And that's a lie," Gene amended, with the frankness of a foster-brother.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
It has been amended to "at the Inn" to match the chapter heading.The Story of Don Quixote
Arvid Paulson, Clayton Edwards, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
He is to be amended, but this is impossible with his mind in a state of hostility.The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences
The principle is bad, radically rotten, and cannot be amended.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
- to improve; change for the better
- to remove faults from; correct
- to alter or revise (legislation, a constitution, etc) by formal procedure
Word Origin 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.