verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- amen corner,
- amen glass,
- amende honorable,
- amending formula,
Origin of amend
Examples from the Web for amending
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|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|DAILY BEAST
Hatch is found guilty of violating his probation by not amending his tax returns or paying his taxes.
The problem with both these solutions is that they depend on amending the Constitution.
Amending all the laws on the books that govern contracts would take too long.
Indeed, this was the cause of most of the amending legislation that followed.Irish History and the Irish Question|Goldwin Smith
Accordingly he suggests, in case any such be discovered, the propriety of amending the Constitution.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Two|Abraham Lincoln
There are other proposals before Congress for amending the transportation acts.State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge|Calvin Coolidge
Announcement of Ministerial intention with respect to Amending Bill raised clamour worthy of our best traditions.
During the suspensory period Government would introduce an Amending Bill.John Redmond's Last Years|Stephen Gwynn
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.