Amender



to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure:
Congress may amend the proposed tax bill.
to change for the better; improve:
to amend one’s ways.
Synonyms: ameliorate, better.
Antonyms: worsen.
to remove or correct faults in; rectify.
to grow or become better by reforming oneself:
He amends day by day.
Synonyms: improve, ameliorate.
Antonyms: worsen.
verb (transitive)
to improve; change for the better
to remove faults from; correct
to alter or revise (legislation, a constitution, etc) by formal procedure
v.

early 13c., “to free from faults, rectify,” from Old French amender (12c.), from Latin emendare “to correct, free from fault,” from ex- “out” (see ex-) + menda “fault, blemish,” from PIE *mend- “physical defect, fault” (cf. Sanskrit minda “physical blemish,” Old Irish mennar “stain, blemish,” Welsh mann “sign, mark”).

Supplanted in senses of “repair, cure” by its shortened offspring mend (v.). Meaning “to add to legislation” (ostensibly to correct or improve it) is recorded from 1777. Related: Amended; amending.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Amending formula

    noun (in Canada) a specified process or procedure by which a constitution may be amended

  • Amending

    to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure: Congress may amend the proposed tax bill. to change for the better; improve: to amend one’s ways. Synonyms: ameliorate, better. Antonyms: worsen. to remove or correct faults in; rectify. to grow or become better by reforming oneself: […]



  • Amendment

    the act of or the state of being . an alteration of or addition to a motion, bill, constitution, etc. a change made by correction, addition, or deletion: The editors made few amendments to the manuscript. Horticulture. a soil-conditioning substance that promotes plant growth indirectly by improving such soil qualities as porosity, moisture retention, and […]

  • Amendments

    the act of or the state of being . an alteration of or addition to a motion, bill, constitution, etc. a change made by correction, addition, or deletion: The editors made few amendments to the manuscript. Horticulture. a soil-conditioning substance that promotes plant growth indirectly by improving such soil qualities as porosity, moisture retention, and […]



Disclaimer: Amender definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.