Should it amend the ESM treaty to make any restructuring easier?
If Israeli negotiators were to offer to return the Golan Heights and amend the Law of Return, would he break ranks with them?
It is a shame and an embarrassment that some in the GOP now want to amend it for starkly political reasons.
early 13c., "to free from faults, rectify," from Old French amender (12c.), from Latin emendare "to correct, free from fault," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + menda "fault, blemish," from PIE *mend- "physical defect, fault" (cf. Sanskrit minda "physical blemish," Old Irish mennar "stain, blemish," Welsh mann "sign, mark").
Supplanted in senses of "repair, cure" by its shortened offspring mend (v.). Meaning "to add to legislation" (ostensibly to correct or improve it) is recorded from 1777. Related: Amended; amending.