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amend vt

1 : to change or modify for the better
2 : to alter esp. in the wording
: to alter formally by modification, deletion, or addition [ed the statute] [ the complaint to cure the defect]
amend·able adj

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.