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"amend" in British English

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amendverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈmend/
C2 to ​change the words of a ​text, ​especially a ​law or a ​legaldocument: MPs were ​urged to amend the ​law to ​prevent another ​oiltankerdisaster. In ​line 20, "men" should be amended (= ​changed) to "​people". Until the ​constitution is amended, the ​power to ​appointministers will ​remain with the ​president.
(Definition of amend from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"amend" in American English

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amendverb [T]

 us   /əˈmend/
to ​change the words of something written, esp. a ​law or a ​legaldocument: The ​terms of the ​contract were amended in ​lateryears.
(Definition of amend from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"amend" in Business English

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amendverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈmend/
to ​change something, especially the words of a ​text: They were too hasty to amend or ​dropinitiatives that did not ​work immediately.amend sth to sth In ​line 20, 'men' should be amended to '​people'.
LAW, GOVERNMENT to make a ​change to a ​law: amend a bill/law He will ​try to amend the ​bill to ​shift more of the ​money to ​conservation. The ​proposals would amend the Insolvency ​Act of 1986 to prevent ​potentiallyviablesmallbusinesses from being ​forced into ​receivership. Until the ​constitution is amended, the ​power to ​appointministers will remain with the ​president.
(Definition of amend from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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