Amendment vs Rectify - What's the difference?

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As a noun amendment

is an alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices.

As a verb rectify is

to correct or amend something.

amendment

Noun

(en noun)
  • An alteration or change for the better; correction of a fault or of faults; reformation of life by quitting vices.
  • In public bodies; Any alteration made or proposed to be made in a bill or motion that adds, changes, substitutes, or omits.
  • * 2014 , Ian Black, " Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis", The Guardian , 27 November 2014:
  • Arrests and prosecutions intensified after Isis captured Mosul in June, but the groundwork had been laid by an earlier amendment to Jordan’s anti-terrorism law. It is estimated that 2,000 Jordanians have fought and 250 of them have died in Syria – making them the third largest Arab contingent in Isis after Saudi Arabians and Tunisians.
  • (legal) Correction of an error in a writ or process.
  • An addition to and/or alteration to the Constitution.
  • The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery.
  • That which is added; that which is used to increase or supplement something.
  • a soil amendment

    Synonyms

    * improvement * reformation

    See also

    * engrossed * * repeal

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    rectify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To correct or amend something.
  • (chemistry) To purify or refine, especially by distillation.
  • (electronics) To convert alternating current into direct current.
  • (transitive) To produce (as factitious gin or brandy) by redistilling bad wines or strong spirits (whisky, rum, etc.) with flavourings.
  • (transitive) To adjust (a globe) in order to prepare for the solution of a proposed problem.
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    Derived terms

    * rectifiable * rectifiably * rectification * rectifier * rectified spirit

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