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Definition of amends noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

amends

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BrE BrE//əˈmendz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈmendz//
 
[plural]
 
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Word Origin Middle English: from Old French amendes ‘penalties, fine’, plural of amende ‘reparation’, from amender, based on Latin emendare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out of’ + menda ‘a fault’.Idioms
make amends (to somebody) (for something/for doing something)
 
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to do something for somebody in order to show that you are sorry for something wrong or unfair that you have done synonym make up for something She tried to make amends for what she had said to her mother by buying her some flowers. The team is desperate to make amends for two successive defeats. Wordfinderamends, apologize, ashamed, embarrassed, forgive, regret, remorse, repent, sorry, sympathy
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