noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Origin of amends
Synonyms for amends
Related Words for make amendsoutweigh, neutralize, equal, negate, counteract, balance, redeem, apologize, rehabilitate, restore, compensate, satisfy, offset, vindicate, amend, remedy, mend, regulate, correct, renovate
Word Origin for amends
early 14c., "restitution," collective singular, from Old French amendes "fine, penalty," plural of amende "reparation," from amender "to amend" (see amend).
Compensate someone for a grievance or injury, as in They must make amends for the harm they've caused you. This expression was first recorded in 1330.
see make amends.