noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
Origin of amends
British Dictionary definitions for make amends
Word Origin for amends
Word Origin and History for make amends
early 14c., "restitution," collective singular, from Old French amendes "fine, penalty," plural of amende "reparation," from amender "to amend" (see amend).
Idioms and Phrases with make amends (1 of 2)
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.
Idioms and Phrases with make amends (2 of 2)
see make amends.