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amend

verb [T] uk   /əˈmend/ us  
C2 to change the words of a text, especially a law or a legal document: MPs were urged to amend the law to prevent another oil tanker disaster. In line 20, "men" should be amended (= changed) to "people". Until the constitution is amended, the power to appoint ministers will remain with the president.
Translations of “amend”
in Spanish enmendar, corregir…
in French corriger…
in German verbessern…
in Chinese (Traditional) 修訂,修正,修改(法律檔等)…
in Russian вносить изменения…
in Turkish hafif düzeltmek, değiştirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 修订,修正,修改(法律文件等)…
in Polish poprawiać…
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