Amend vs Redeem - What's the difference?

amend | redeem |


In lang=en terms the difference between amend and redeem

is that amend is to make a formal alteration in legislation by adding, deleting, or rephrasing while redeem is to restore the reputation or honour of oneself or something.

As verbs the difference between amend and redeem

is that amend is to make better while redeem is to recover ownership of something by buying it back.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

amend

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To make better.
  • *
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  • * Shakespeare
  • Mar not the thing that cannot be amended .
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • We shall cheer her sorrows, and amend her blood, by wedding her to a Norman.
  • To become better.
  • (obsolete) To heal (someone sick); to cure (a disease etc.).
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene) , III.x:
  • But Paridell complaynd, that his late fight / With Britomart, so sore did him offend, / That ryde he could not, till his hurts he did amend .
  • *, II.2.6.ii:
  • he gave her a vomit, and conveyed a serpent, such as she conceived, into the basin; upon the sight of it she was amended .
  • To make a formal alteration in legislation by adding, deleting, or rephrasing.
  • Synonyms

    * ameliorate * correct * improve * See also * See also

    References

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    Anagrams

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    redeem

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To recover ownership of something by buying it back.
  • To liberate by payment of a ransom.
  • To set free by force.
  • To save, rescue
  • To clear, release from debt or blame
  • To expiate, atone (for ...)
  • (finance) To convert (some bond or security) into cash
  • To save from a state of sin (and from its consequences).
  • To repair, restore
  • To reform, change (for the better)
  • To restore the reputation or honour of oneself or something.
  • (archaic) To reclaim
  • Synonyms

    * (recover ownership) buy back, repurchase

    Antonyms

    * abandon

    Derived terms

    * redeem oneself * redeemable * redeemably * redeemer * unredeemable * unredeemably * unredeemed