Simple Definition of emend
: to correct errors in (something written)
Full Definition of emend
: to correct usually by textual alterations <emended the manuscript>
emendableplay \-ˈmen-də-bəl\ adjective
Examples of emend in a sentence
<the first printout quickly revealed that our computer program needed to be emended>
Origin and Etymology of emend
Middle English, from Latin emendare — more at amend
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of emend
correct, accurate, exact, precise, nice, right mean conforming to fact, standard, or truth. correct usually implies freedom from fault or error <correct answers> <socially correct dress>. accurate implies fidelity to fact or truth attained by exercise of care <an accurate description>. exact stresses a very strict agreement with fact, standard, or truth <exact measurements>. precise adds to exact an emphasis on sharpness of definition or delimitation <precise calibration>. nice stresses great precision and delicacy of adjustment or discrimination <makes nice distinctions>. right is close to correct but has a stronger positive emphasis on conformity to fact or truth rather than mere absence of error or fault <the right thing to do>.
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