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amend

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of amend

  1. 1 to make better <trying to amend the situation of the striking workers by supplying them with minimal food supplies> Synonyms ameliorate, improve, better, enhance, enrich, help, meliorate, perfect, refine, upgradeRelated Words correct, emend, rectify, reform, remediate, remedy; edit, fine-tune, redraft, refurbish, rehab, rehabilitate, revamp, revise, rework; beef (up), boost, fortify, intensify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; fine, hone, polish; retouch, touch upNear Antonyms damage, endamage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate; blemish, blight, deface, disfigure, flaw, mar; diminish, lessen, lower, reduceAntonyms worsen

  2. 2 to remove errors, defects, deficiencies, or deviations from <the Bill of Rights was adopted in an effort to amend a constitution that seemed to many to be deficient in guaranteeing individual rights> Synonyms correct, debug, emend, rectify, red-pencil, reform, remedyRelated Words redraft, redraw, restyle, revise, rework, rewrite; blue-pencil, cut, shorten; redress, right; ameliorate, better, improve; perfect, polish, touch up; fix, mend, repair; adjust, modulate, regulate; alter, change, modifyNear Antonyms damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil; aggravate, worsen

  3. 3 to change one's behavior or character for the better <the judge had heard the defendant promise before that he would amend> Synonyms reform, mend, shape up, straighten (up or out)Related Words behave, regenerate; better, improveNear Antonyms backslide, regress




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