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Definition of emend:

  1. 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.


rectify, meliorate, debug, touch up, make better, adapt, cleanse, repair, cut, delete, condense, change, red-pencil, remedy, reform, append, better, amend, mend, edit, revise, mitigate, cut down, redress, bowdlerize, right, emendate, revamp, rework, improve, censor, rewrite, dramatize, compress, ameliorate, correct, purify, advance.

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