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English definition of “amend”

amend

verb [T]     /əˈmend/
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.Adapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to somethingEditing and compilingCorrecting and mendingPublishingLegislation and law-making
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