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amend

v. to alter or change by adding, subtracting, or substituting. One can amend a statute, a contract or a written pleading filed in a law suit. The change is usually called an amendment. The legislature will amend a statute, the parties to a contract can amend it, and a party to a lawsuit can amend his or her own pleading. A contract can be amended only by the parties participating in the contract. If the contract is written, it can be amended only in writing (although curiously enough an oral contract can be amended orally or in writing). A pleading can be amended before it is served on the other party, by stipulation or agreement in court between the parties (actually usually between their attorneys), or upon order of the court. (See: amended complaint, statute, stipulation)

amend

verb add to, adjust, alter, ameliorate, better, change, correct, corrigere, edit, emend, emendare, enhance, enrich, improve, mend, modify, perfect, polish, rectify, refashion, refine, reform, remedy, remove faults, renew, revamp, revise, rework, rewrite, upgrade
Associated concepts: amend a certificate of incorporation, amend a law, amend a pleading, amend a statute, amend a will
See also: adjust, alter, convert, edit, emend, fix, meliorate, modify, reconsider, rectify, reform, rehabilitate, remedy, renew, renovate, repair, resolve, restore, revise, supplement
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But in practice, a defendant may instead oppose a plaintiff's motion to amend the complaint.
Alternatively, the defendant could oppose the plaintiff's motion to amend and make a provisional motion to amend its answer by substantively outlining arguments why the defendant should be permitted to add new or different counterclaims.
Buyers may amend prior-year returns to obtain the deduction for seller-paid points.
This final rule amends the FAR to clarify that the Javits-Wagner O'Day (JWOD) program becomes a mandatory source of supplies and services when the supplies or services have been added to the Procurement List maintained by the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled.
This final rule amends the FAR in order to incorporate policies and procedures for services under Federal Supply Schedules.
Summary: Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a nonrefundable tax credit for adult day care expenses.
Section 203 of the USA PATRIOT Act amends Rule 6 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to permit the disclosure of grand jury information containing foreign intelligence information to "any federal law enforcement, intelligence, protective, immigration, national defense, or national security official in order to assist the official receiving that information in the performance of his official duties.