the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
v. To purge of faults; to make better; to correct; esp., to make corrections in (a literary work); to alter for the better by textual criticism, generally verbal.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
To remove faults or blemishes from; free from fault; alter for the better; correct; amend.
To amend by criticism of the text; improve the reading of: as, this edition of Virgil is greatly emended.
Synonyms Improve, Better, etc. See amend.
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v. make improvements or corrections to
"When pressed by the reporter whether he cared about the opinion of the American people, instead of bristling at the suggestion, Dick Cheney tried to emend his response by saying "I think you can not be blown off course by the fluctuations in the public opinion polls.""
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