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emend

[ ih-mend ]
/ ɪˈmɛnd /
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verb (used with object)

to edit or change (a text).
to free from faults or errors; correct.

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Origin of emend

1375–1425; late Middle English (<Middle French emender ) <Latin ēmendāre “to correct,” equivalent to ē- e-1 + mend(um) “fault” + -āre infinitive suffix
1, 2. See amend.
e·mend·a·ble, adjectivenon·e·mend·a·ble, adjectiveun·e·mend·a·ble, adjectiveun·e·mend·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for emend

emend
/ (ɪˈmɛnd) /

verb

(tr) to make corrections or improvements in (a text) by critical editing
emendable, adjective
C15: from Latin ēmendāre to correct, from ē- out + mendum a mistake
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