amend


amend

verb

Definition of AMEND

1
to make better <trying to amend the situation of the striking workers by supplying them with minimal food supplies>
Antonyms worsen
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>
3
to change one's behavior or character for the better <the judge had heard the defendant promise before that he would amend>
Synonyms amend, mend, shape up, straighten (up or out)
Related Words behave, regenerate; better, improve
Near Antonyms backslide, regress

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