emend

[ ih-mend ]
/ ɪˈmɛnd /

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

synonym study for emend

1, 2. See amend.

OTHER WORDS FROM emend

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

Derived forms of emend

emendable, adjective

Word Origin for emend

C15: from Latin ēmendāre to correct, from ē- out + mendum a mistake
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