amend (v.)
make better, ameliorate, lessen the evil of
Cym V.v.216[Posthumus to Cymbeline] it is I / That all th'abhorred things o'th' earth amend / By being worse than they
TN I.v.44[Feste to all] sin that amends is but patched with virtue
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