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English verb: amend

1. amend (communication) make amendments to

SamplesAmend the document.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)revise

2. amend (change) to make better

SamplesThe editor improved the manuscript with his changes.

Synonymsameliorate, better, improve, meliorate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)advance, aid, alleviate, assuage, beautify, build, build up, bushel, condition, develop, distill, doctor, down, educate, embellish, emend, enhance, enrich, fancify, fine-tune, fix, fructify, furbish up, help, help, hone, iron out, lift, make pure, mend, palliate, perfect, polish, prettify, purify, put right, raise, refine, reform, reform, regenerate, relieve, repair, restore, revitalize, straighten out, sublimate, touch on, turn around, upgrade, upgrade

Causeameliorate, better, improve, meliorate

Verb groupameliorate, better, improve, meliorate

Antonymsaggravate, exacerbate, worsen, exasperate

3. amend (change) set straight or right

SamplesRemedy these deficiencies.
Rectify the inequities in salaries.
Repair an oversight.

Synonymsrectify, remediate, remedy, repair

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)correct, rectify, right

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