Amend vs. Append

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  • Append

    In general, to append is to join or add on to the end of something. For example, an appendix is a section appended (added to the end) of a document.

    In computer programming, append is the name of a procedure for concatenating (linked) lists or arrays in some high-level programming languages.

  • Amend (verb)

    To make better.

  • Amend (verb)

    To become better.

  • Amend (verb)

    To heal (someone sick); to cure (a disease etc.).

  • Amend (verb)

    To be healed, to be cured, to recover (from an illness).

  • Amend (verb)

    To make a formal alteration (in legislation, a report, etc.) by adding, deleting, or rephrasing.

  • Append (verb)

    To hang or attach to, as by a string, so that the thing is suspended

    “a seal appended to a record”

    “An inscription was appended to the column.”

  • Append (verb)

    To add, as an accessory to the principal thing; to annex

    “notes appended to a book chapter”

  • Append (verb)

    To write more data to the end of a pre-existing file, string, or other non-constant data type.

  • Append (noun)

    An instance of writing more data to the end of an existing file.

  • Amend (verb)

    make minor changes to (a text, piece of legislation, etc.) in order to make it fairer or more accurate, or to reflect changing circumstances

    “the rule was amended to apply only to non-members”

  • Amend (verb)

    improve the texture or fertility of (soil)

    “amend your soil with peat moss or compost”

  • Amend (verb)

    put right

    “a few things had gone wrong, but these had been amended”

  • Append (verb)

    add (something) to the end of a written document

    “the results of the survey are appended to this chapter”

Oxford Dictionary

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