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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amend mean? 

AMEND (verb)
  The verb AMEND has 3 senses:

1. make amendments to
2. to make better
3. set straight or right

  Familiarity information: AMEND used as a verb is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

AMEND (verb)

Sense 1amend [BACK TO TOP]


Make amendments to

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

amend the document

Hypernyms (to "amend" is one way to...):

revise (make revisions in)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 2amend [BACK TO TOP]


To make better

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


meliorate; improve; ameliorate; better; amend

Context example:

The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

Hypernyms (to "amend" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)


ameliorate; better; improve; meliorate (get better)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "amend"):

alleviate; assuage; palliate; relieve (provide physical relief, as from pain)

reform (improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition)

beautify; embellish; fancify; prettify (make more beautiful)

build (improve the cleansing action of)

hone; perfect (make perfect or complete)

down; fine-tune; polish; refine (improve or perfect by pruning or polishing)

distill; make pure; purify; sublimate (remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation)

fructify (make productive or fruitful)

lift; raise (invigorate or heighten)

advance (develop further)

upgrade (give better travel conditions to)

reform (make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices)

bushel; doctor; fix; furbish up; mend; repair; restore; touch on (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken)

enhance (make better or more attractive)

aid; help (improve the condition of)

regenerate; revitalize (restore strength)

enrich (make better or improve in quality)

build up; develop (change the use of and make available or usable)

turn around (cause to get better)

help (improve; change for the better)

upgrade (to improve what was old or outdated)

condition (put into a better state)

emend (make improvements or corrections to)

iron out; put right; straighten out (settle or put right)

educate (give an education to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sense 3amend [BACK TO TOP]


Set straight or right

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


remediate; remedy; amend; rectify; repair

Context examples:

remedy these deficiencies / rectify the inequities in salaries / repair an oversight

Hypernyms (to "amend" is one way to...):

correct; rectify; right (make right or correct)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

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