1. make improvements or corrections to
; - Example: "the text was emended in the second edition"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Emend \E*mend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emended; p. pr. & vb. n.
Emending.] [L. emendare; e out + menda, mendum, fault,
blemish: cf. F. ['e]mender. Cf. Amend, Mend.]
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.
Syn: To amend; correct; improve; better; reform; rectify. See
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make improvements or corrections to; "the text was emended
in the second edition"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
72 Moby Thesaurus words for "emend":
acculturate, advance, alter, ameliorate, amend, better,
blue-pencil, boost, bring forward, civilize, compensate, correct,
edify, edit, educate, elevate, emendate, enhance, enlighten,
enrich, fatten, favor, forward, foster, give satisfaction,
go straight, improve, improve upon, lard, lift, make all square,
make an improvement, make good, make right, meliorate, mend,
nurture, pay reparations, polish, promote, put right, put straight,
put to rights, raise, recense, recompense, rectify, redact,
redraft, redress, refine upon, reform, remedy, remunerate, requite,
retouch, revamp, revise, rework, rewrite, right, set right,
set straight, set to rights, set up, socialize, straighten out,
transfigure, transform, upgrade, uplift, work over