Reamend



[uh-mend] /əˈmɛnd/

verb (used with object)
1.
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.
2.
to change for the better; improve:
to amend one’s ways.
Synonyms: ameliorate, better.
Antonyms: worsen.
3.
to remove or correct faults in; rectify.
verb (used without object)
4.
to grow or become better by reforming oneself:
He amends day by day.
Synonyms: improve, ameliorate.
Antonyms: worsen.
/əˈmɛnd/
verb (transitive)
1.
to improve; change for the better
2.
to remove faults from; correct
3.
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.

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