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Amend vs. Modify — What's the Difference?

Amend vs. Modify — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Amend and Modify

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Amend

Make minor changes to (a text, piece of legislation, etc.) in order to make it fairer or more accurate, or to reflect changing circumstances
The rule was amended to apply only to non-members
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Modify

Make partial or minor changes to (something)
She may be prepared to modify her views
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Amend

Improve the texture or fertility of (soil)
Amend your soil with peat moss or compost
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Modify

To change in form or character; alter.
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Amend

To change for the better; improve
"The confinement appeared to have had very little effect in amending his conduct" (Horatio Alger).
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Modify

To make less extreme, severe, or strong
Refused to modify her stand on the issue.
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Amend

To alter the wording of (a legal document, for example) so as to make more suitable or acceptable.
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Modify

(Grammar) To qualify or limit the meaning of. For example, summer modifies day in the phrase a summer day.
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Amend

To enrich (soil), especially by mixing in organic matter or sand.
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Modify

(Linguistics) To change (a vowel) by umlaut.
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Amend

To better one's conduct; reform.
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Modify

To be or become modified; change.
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Amend

(transitive) To make better; improve.
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Modify

(transitive) To change part of.
Her publisher advised her to modify a few parts of the book to make it easier to read.
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Amend

(intransitive) To become better.
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Modify

(intransitive) To be or become modified.
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Amend

To heal (someone sick); to cure (a disease etc.).
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Modify

(transitive) To set bounds to; to moderate.
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Amend

To be healed, to be cured, to recover (from an illness).
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Modify

To qualify the meaning of.
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Amend

(transitive) To make a formal alteration (in legislation, a report, etc.) by adding, deleting, or rephrasing.
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Modify

To change somewhat the form or qualities of; to change a part of something while leaving most parts unchanged; to alter somewhat; as, to modify a contrivance adapted to some mechanical purpose; to modify the terms of a contract.
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Amend

An act of righting a wrong; compensation.
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Modify

To limit or reduce in extent or degree; to moderate; to qualify; to lower.
Of his graceHe modifies his first severe decree.
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Amend

Clip of amendment
I've sent over a new version of the doc with some amends.
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Modify

Make less severe or harsh or extreme;
Please modify this letter to make it more polite
He modified his views on same-gender marriage
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Amend

To change or modify in any way for the better
Mar not the thing that can not be amended.
An instant emergency, granting no possibility for revision, or opening for amended thought.
We shall cheer her sorrows, and amend her blood, by wedding her to a Norman.
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Modify

Add a modifier to a constituent
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Amend

To grow better by rectifying something wrong in manners or morals; to improve.
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Modify

Cause to change; make different; cause a transformation;
The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
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Amend

Make amendments to;
Amend the document
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Amend

To make better;
The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
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Amend

Set straight or right;
Remedy these deficiencies
Rectify the inequities in salaries
Repair an oversight
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