I've seen people get slapped with a limp noodle before, in this very forum. I'm glad to see that CanukDenis was spared because amend=advance seems close enough (to me). Granted, North-American usage of English is kinda sloppy (not to mention our respect for "rules"
Sometimes, dictionary/thesaurus.com confuse me. For example, they list definitions:
Amend: to improve, eg: "To amend one's ways"
Advance: to improve, eg: "To advance one's interests""Things which are equal to the same thing are equal to each other"
~ President Lincoln (quoting Euclid)
btw, for synonyms of 'advance', amend shows up on page 3. Out of 23 pages!!
3rd place out of 23 … close enough?