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amends

[ uh-mendz ]
/ əˈmɛndz /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
reparation or compensation for a loss, damage, or injury of any kind; recompense.
Obsolete. improvement; recovery, as of health.
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Idioms about amends

    make amends, to compensate, as for an injury, loss, or insult: I tried to make amends for the misunderstanding by sending her flowers.

Origin of amends

1275–1325; Middle English amendes<Middle French, plural of amende reparation, noun derivative of amender to amend
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British Dictionary definitions for amends

amends
/ (əˈmɛndz) /

noun
(functioning as singular) recompense or compensation given or gained for some injury, insult, etcto make amends

Word Origin for amends

C13: from Old French amendes fines, from amende compensation, from amender to emend
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Other Idioms and Phrases with amends

amends

see make amends.

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