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 grow or become better by reforming oneself: He amends day by day.
- a·mend·a·ble, adjective
- a·mend·er, noun
- non·a·mend·a·ble, adjective
- re·a·mend, verb
- un·a·mend·a·ble, adjective
- un·a·mend·ing, adjective
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How to use amend in a sentence
It asked voters to amend the city code to allow commercial marijuana retailers in non-residential zones and marijuana deliveries and cultivation in the city.North County Report: Where Voters Landed (Hint: All Over the Place!) | Kayla Jimenez | November 12, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that 58% of Americans favor amending the Constitution to require that the presidential candidate who receives the most votes nationwide wins, while 40% prefer to keep the current system.The U.S.’s Electoral College is an epic design fail | claychandler | November 3, 2020 | Fortune
There are also several state and local referendums, including on whether to amend Virginia’s Constitution to allow for the creation of a 16-member commission tasked with redrawing election district boundaries.Virginia voting guide: What to know about early voting, mail-in ballots | Antonio Olivo, Patricia Sullivan | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
He amended legislation to increase earned-sentencing credits for prisoners, proposing a six-month delay to give the Department of Corrections time to implement the change.Ban on chokeholds, no-knock warrants among bills Northam signed into law | Laura Vozzella | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
Many Democrats agree the law needs amending, but have not been pushing for the same sweeping changes.Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs clash with Congress in pre-election showdown | Tony Romm, Rachel Lerman, Cat Zakrzewski, Heather Kelly, Elizabeth Dwoskin | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
So what the anti-Citizens United movement really needs to do is something even harder than amending the Constitution.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface | Jedediah Purdy | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Here's one amending a surprising quote from the editor of The New Yorker.Best New York Times Corrections Ever: 'The Shining,' Twilight Sparkle & More | Josh Dzieza | February 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hatch is found guilty of violating his probation by not amending his tax returns or paying his taxes.
“Any talk of amending the Constitution is just wrong,” she said in a White House press briefing.
The problem with both these solutions is that they depend on amending the Constitution.
In an amending Special Order of 20th July 1893, the age was raised, but the phrase was retained.English Poor Law Policy | Sidney Webb
"You can't govern a great empire by amending and repealing the Acts of your predecessors," said the doctor.The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
Does it require of a public man to refuse to concur in amending laws, because they passed against his consent?Select Speeches of Daniel Webster | Daniel Webster
Americans boast of making their own laws, and of amending them whenever circumstances render it necessary.The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act | Lydia Maria Child
Heated discussions took place over the refusal of the Government to disclose the details of the Amending Bill.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. IV of IV. | Charles L. Graves
British Dictionary definitions for amend
to improve; change for the better
to remove faults from; correct
to alter or revise (legislation, a constitution, etc) by formal procedure
- amendable, adjective
- amender, noun
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