Amend - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈmend|  American pronunciation of the word amend
Brit.  |əˈmɛnd|  British pronunciation of the word amend


- make amendments to

amend the document

- to make better (syn: ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate)
- set straight or right (syn: rectify, remediate, remedy, repair)


The country's constitution was amended to allow women to vote.

They voted to amend the law in 1920.

He tried to amend the situation by apologizing to me.

The law was amended to include women.

The defendant later amended his evidence.

'Steve stole it - or rather borrowed it,' he amended.

The Lords voted to amend the bill.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: amend
he/she/it: amends
present participle: amending
past tense: amended
past participle: amended
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