ADJ. important, major, significant A major amendment was introduced into the legislation. | minor, slight, small | draft, proposed | detailed | constitutional
VERB + AMENDMENT introduce, make | draft The committee does not adequately consult others when drafting amendments. | move, propose, put forward, suggest, table He moved an amendment limiting capital punishment to certain very serious crimes. | withdraw She withdrew her amendment and left the meeting. | accept, adopt, approve, carry, pass, ratify, support, vote for Parliament accepted the amendment and the bill was passed. On a free vote, the amendment was carried by 292 votes to 246. | oppose, reject | be subject to The programme is subject to amendment.
PREP. without ~ The new clause was accepted without amendment. | ~ to an amendment to the Clean Water Act