The Closing Word: Emend

Image of Closing Word LogoThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (IH-mend)

make improvements or corrections to

From “Emend is similar in spelling and pronunciation to another word, amend, and there’s a slight overlap in meaning as well. Emend refers to changes and improvements made to a text. Amend also can refer to making minor changes to a text, but it can be used to describe improvements made to other things as well — for example, you can amend a situation. In contrast, emend’s powers are limited to words. So if you’re using emend — the one with the “e” — just make sure you’re describing improvements that involve text.”

“It’s quite common to have to emend real estate contracts to clarify details surrounding appliances and fixtures in the home.”

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