Definition of amend in English:


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Pronunciation: /əˈmɛnd


[with object]
  • 2Improve the texture or fertility of (soil): amend your soil with peat moss or compost
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    • If you can't afford topsoil, you can amend the soil with compost.
    • Before replanting, amend soil with lots of fresh compost or organic matter.
    • Plant each clump in soil that has been amended with compost and a balanced fertilizer.
  • 2.1 archaic Put right: a few things had gone wrong, but these had been amended
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    • I mean, Howard Dean has said a lot of things in this campaign that he's subsequently modified, amended or taken back.
    • He said it would be ‘wholly irresponsible’ to scrap the system and said it could be modified and amended.



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  • Under this standard, any amendable Constitution makes possible any change whatsoever, since theoretically the Constitution could be amended to implement that change.
  • Senator McConnell says it is amendable and debatable.
  • The pilots now work under a collective-bargaining agreement amendable at the end of next year.


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  • He was among the thirty-four authors and amenders of the 1933 Humanist Manifesto, first drafted by Roy Wood Sellars.
  • Article authors and amenders get no pay and no public credit.
  • The amends made should support the amender's values or the family or school values if the amender is young.


Middle English: from Old French amender, based on Latin emendare (see emend).

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