V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a change or improvement in something; 2. the process of changing or improving something

Synonyms: modification, emendation, revision, change, alteration, correction


Tips: Amendment is derived from the Latin emendare, "to correct." Most people are probably familiar with this word from Constitutional Amendments, additions or changes to the Constitution. The verb amend means "to modify or add to something."

Usage Examples:

An amendment to the Constitution requires a two-thirds vote by the Congress, as well as ratification by the states. (modification, addition)

I have amended my notes to reflect current developments in the research of this topic. (modified, added to) verb

Please make these amendments to your presentation before meeting with the client. (modifications, changes)

Both parties have agreed to the amendment of their contract. (modification, revision)

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