plural noun

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present tense third-person singular of amend

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1 to make better
  • trying to amend the situation of the striking workers by supplying them with minimal food supplies

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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

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3 to change one's behavior or character for the better
  • the judge had heard the defendant promise before that he would amend

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The first known use of amends was in the 14th century

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“Amends.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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