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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a brief usually trivial fact

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