amend n

OFr amendes, pecuniary fine, penalties, reparation.

  1. Rectification; restoration; restitution; [fig.] resurrection; promise of sunrise; [word play on mend, v.] restored health; physical comeback; temporary renewal of strength.

amend [amended] v

OFr < L. ēmendā-re, remove a fault; correct; improve.

  1. Omit; delete; erase; remove; expunge; take; edit; eliminate.
  2. Improve; change by repentance; [word play on mend] fix; reform.