amend vs emend

amend emend


  • 1) Compensation: generally used in the plural. See amends.
  • 2) transitive To make a formal alteration in legislation by adding, deleting, or rephrasing.
  • 3) transitive To make better.
  • 4) obsolete, transitive To heal (someone sick); to cure (a disease etc.).
  • 5) make amendments to
  • 6) 4. To heal or recover (the sick); cure (a disease).
  • 7) To make a change or changes in the form of, as a bill or motion, or a constitution; properly, to improve in expression or detail, but by usage to alter either in construction, purport, or principle.
  • 8) Torepair;mend.
  • 9) To repair; mend.
  • 10) To grow or become better by reformation, or by rectifying something wrong in manners or morals.
  • 11) To free from faults; make better, or more correct or proper; change for the better; correct; improve; reform.
  • 12) To become better (in health); recover from illness.
  • 13) To change for the better; improve.
  • 14) To alter the wording of (a legal document, for example) so as to make more suitable or acceptable. synonym: correct.
  • 15) To better one's conduct; reform.
  • 16) To enrich (soil), especially by mixing in organic matter or sand.
  • 17) To grow better by rectifying something wrong in manners or morals; to improve.
  • 18) to make some change in the details or provisions of a bill or measure while on its passage, professedly for its improvement.
  • 19) To change or modify in any way for the better.


  • 1) transitive To correct and revise (a text).
  • 2) make improvements or corrections to
  • 3) To amend by criticism of the text; improve the reading of: as, this edition of Virgil is greatly emended.
  • 4) To remove faults or blemishes from; free from fault; alter for the better; correct; amend.
  • 5) Synonyms Improve, Better, etc. See amend.
  • 6) To improve by critical editing.
  • 7) To purge of faults; to make better; to correct; esp., to make corrections in (a literary work); to alter for the better by textual criticism, generally verbal.


  • 1) I just managed to remember my afternoon committee meeting and amend the order to a second sherry.
  • 2) Are you prepared to come down to the station later on to amend your statement?
  • 3) I had hoped that Forest Havens could be persuaded to amend their plans to exclude building cabins within Castleton Wood.
  • 4) Care should be exercised in wording the sections providing for amending the constitution, etc., to avoid such tautology as ”amend, or add to, or repeal, ” or ”alter or amend, ” or ”amend or in any way change.
  • 5) Let the reform begin .... amend, fix, add to, subtract from, but let the reform of health care begin.
  • 6) God at all, -- he pledges himself to give up his bad habits; to repent and amend, which is just what he has no mind to do.
  • 7) _ -- The legitimate use of a motion to amend is to correct or improve the original motion or resolution; but a motion properly before an assembly may be altered in _any_ way; even so as to turn it entirely from its original purpose, unless some rule or law shall exist to prevent this subversion.
  • 8) With new 100 words in the dictionary peek and phrase amend features, a archetypal planner can treat maintained.
  • 9) His own party had to twist his arm to get a meaningless executive order signed to "amend" the law; which it doesn't.
  • 10) In an interview the day after your rally you said that you would like to "amend" your statement in which you accused President Obama of being a racist and said he had a deep hatred in his heart for white people.
  • 11) After all, they haven't seized the power to unilaterally "amend" the Constitution without state approval, only to let it go without a fight.
  • 12) ‘It said it has persuaded several overseas companies to amend their websites to reflect UK law.’
  • 13) ‘Since publication, Valder has slightly amended the text of his manifesto, replacing the second last paragraph.’
  • 14) ‘This is the slightly amended text of an address he gave to a Quadrant dinner in Sydney in August.’
  • 15) ‘It would not be practical for the council to seek to amend the text in the kind of detail required to make the document acceptable.’
  • 16) ‘Commissioner Charlie McCreevy has said he is willing to amend the text to make it clear that conditions and standards for workers will not be affected in any way.’
  • 17) ‘In this connection, it is suggested that the draft be amended with special articles that would reflect the following provisions.’
  • 18) ‘We have today amended the text of the guidance on the Department's website.’
  • 19) ‘Actually, Madison wanted to amend the text of the Articles of the Constitution, rather than tacking on a Bill of Rights and further amendments.’
  • 20) ‘In particular, Hawking's own work on black holes (with which Ellis was not directly involved) had progressed faster than they could amend the text.’
  • 21) ‘But although it amends the text to include the year, it does not include the date.’
  • 22) ‘They could amend that document or leave it as is.’
  • 23) ‘Pate says that the document has been amended more than 750 times since 1901.’
  • 24) ‘We seek to amend that document in some minor respects.’
  • 25) ‘If you can't afford topsoil, you can amend the soil with compost.’
  • 26) ‘Before replanting, amend soil with lots of fresh compost or organic matter.’
  • 27) ‘Plant each clump in soil that has been amended with compost and a balanced fertilizer.’
  • 28) ‘Always amend your soil at the end of your growing season and add organic matter again in the spring.’
  • 29) ‘It may be desirable to amend the soil with sand or peat.’
  • 30) ‘It is used in the garden to amend soil and fertilize plants.’
  • 31) ‘Before I planted these choice annuals, I dug big holes and amended the soil with plenty of manure.’
  • 32) ‘After amending the native soil for planting, dig a hole to accommodate the root system.’
  • 33) ‘Composting breaks down waste materials from your garden and kitchen into a nutrient-rich, dark, soil-like matter that can be used to amend your soil.’
  • 34) ‘Before replanting, amend the soil by digging in compost or well-rotted manure and a handful of balanced fertilizer.’
  • 35) ‘Don't amend the soil with compost or other fertilizers unless your soil is so poor it won't even grow weeds.’
  • 36) ‘Choose a site in full sun and amend the soil with all-purpose fertilizer and 4 inches of compost or well-rotted manure.’
  • 37) ‘She shaped the space with graceful curves, amended the soil with compost, and installed drip irrigation.’
  • 38) ‘Less than ideal soils can be amended with compost, manure or other organic matter mixed into the top 12 to 18 inches of soil.’
  • 39) ‘Cosmos will flower best in poor, sandy soil; heavily amended soils and lots of fertilizer result in fewer flowers.’
  • 40) ‘Acidic soil can be amended by the application of compost and a handful of lime at the time of planting.’
  • 41) ‘If you have a sandy or clay type soil, amend it with well rotted livestock manure or aged compost.’
  • 42) ‘For maximum performance, amend soil before transplanting and fertilize regularly.’
  • 43) ‘Soil that has been amended with either green or animal manures within six months won't need fertilization at planting time.’
  • 44) ‘The greens are core aerified twice annually, and soils are amended if a need arises.’
  • 45) ‘I mean, Howard Dean has said a lot of things in this campaign that he's subsequently modified, amended or taken back.’
  • 46) ‘He said it would be ‘wholly irresponsible’ to scrap the system and said it could be modified and amended.’


  • 1) Now what you say will be noted down, then typed out for you to read and emend if necessary before you sign it.
  • 2) When pressed by the reporter whether he cared about the opinion of the American people, instead of bristling at the suggestion, Dick Cheney tried to emend his response by saying "I think you can not be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls."
  • 3) He wrote to Allen Ginsberg on March 24, 1959, American College Dictionary sent me their big square definition of ‘beat generation’ and wanted to know if I would revise, emend or make a new one.
  • 4) Our choice is to emend the texts so that we can sing them wholeheartedly, and Richard Tarrant and Larry Rosenwald devised good solutions for Nova vobis gaudia and Letabundus.
  • 5) If you've been in such relationships yourself, how would you expand or emend my taxonomy?
  • 6) (That could also help you emend - that is right, not amend - your snorky BHO comments)
  • 7) Sometimes, I point out such examples to my students in religious studies, in order to show them the difference between scholarship and dogmatics: we scholars like to emend our conclusions in light of new evidence or fresh arguments.
  • 8) My experiences from the past few weeks in this city, whose quiet yet energetic design once lured monks and monkeys alike to its riverbanks, has forced me to emend the saying: If not me, then surely me.
  • 9) ‘The first were the scabini, officials with specific juridical competence, the second were the iudices, responsible for reproducing and emending juridical texts, and finally the custodians of the lay archives.’
  • 10) ‘Many modern editions, including the Oxford, take the view that the novel in part derives from the play, and use it to emend the defective quarto text.’
  • 11) ‘But the work shall not be wholly lost: for it will, as he believed, appear once more, in a new and more perfect edition, corrected and emended by another author.’
  • 12) ‘In 1944 Harold playfully anticipated the problem when, having emended some of Jim's manuscript verse, he added as a consolation: ‘only Ern Malley could write like a genius all the time’.’
  • 13) ‘Diels emended the sentence to say that Alcmaeon was ‘young’ in the old age of Pythagoras and a similar remark can be found in Iamblichus.’
  • 14) ‘In 1969, Rolfe correctly emended the spellings of the archaeostracan families by inserting id before the familial suffix.’
  • 15) ‘The guest curator, John Ayers, has written an essay for the catalogue that emends flaws in dating and attribution erroneously accepted as the last word for decades.’
  • 16) ‘This arrangement was followed by Whittington in the Treatise, but was emended in 1963.’
  • 17) ‘The diagnosis is emended here to accommodate the additional apical rays noted in this study.’
  • 18) ‘It did not seem necessary to emend the satires (‘I Want a Writing Director,’ 1992; ‘Initiation Rites, Initiation Rights,’ 1991) as long as the conditions they addressed hadn't changed-and alas, they hadn't.’
  • 19) ‘Within individual poems the meditative voice can operate dialectically, considering a position and then emending it, but the position of poems in sequence also constitutes a dialectic, an on-going conversation.’
  • 20) ‘It is our opinion that the taxa retained within the superfamily Glypheoidea may be incorporated into the infraorder Astacidea by emending the definition of the infraorder to include sub - to pseudochelate forms.’
  • 21) ‘The diagnosis is emended to include the internal nature of the processes, and the relationship of the processes to the vesicle interior.’
  • 22) ‘Recognition of a separate gastroplitinid genus, Pseudogastroplites, is here maintained, but its diagnosis is emended.’
  • 23) ‘As shown by Fryda and Blodgett, the shell characters of Alaskacirrus fit well with the diagnosis of the family Cirridae Cossmann, 1916, as emended by Bandel.’
  • 24) ‘Among all the functions related to the septal marginal fluting, the one suggested by Spath is emended and elaborated herein as the most reasonable one.’
  • 25) ‘It is clear, however, that Mamet and Pinard's diagnosis of the protonodosariid wall as a microgranular tectum must be emended.’
  • 26) ‘The genus is emended to account for the nature of the central body wall, as well as new evidence of tabulation including details of the archeopyle.’
  • 27) ‘A new genus, Ristedtoceras, is erected and the genus Pseudorthoceras Girty, 1911 is emended.’
  • 28) ‘Leslie emended the diagnosis of Belodina compressa, and provided detailed descriptions and discussion.’
  • 29) ‘One of these is ‘Brettia’, generally taken to be Britain, but as the other places in the list are towns in Italy, it seems much more likely that the name is a textual error which should be emended to Bruttium, a town in southern Italy.’
  • 30) ‘They emended the description of Behuninia as a conifer short shoot (instead of a seed) and added three new species, B. provoensis, B. bassii, and B. scottii.’
  • 31) ‘The elements provisionally brought to ‘Leukorhinion’ sp. in this report may also be referable to Leukorhinion if it were emended to include species with anteroposteriorly compressed elements.’
  • 32) ‘Ten species are reviewed and described in detail, and the diagnoses of three of these species, Allotropiophyllum heteroseptatum, Lophocarinophyllum taihuense, and Ipciphyllum regulare, are newly emended.’

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