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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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