amends


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a·mends

 (ə-mĕndz′)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Recompense for grievance or injury: The new law offers no amends to victims of crime. I assured them that no amends are necessary. You must make amends to them for the insult.

[Middle English amendes, from Old French, pl. of amende, reparation, from amender, to amend; see amend.]

amends

(əˈmɛndz)
n
(functioning as singular) recompense or compensation given or gained for some injury, insult, etc: to make amends.
[C13: from Old French amendes fines, from amende compensation, from amender to emend]

a•mends

(əˈmɛndz)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
reparation or compensation for a loss, damage, or injury of any kind; recompense.
Idioms:
make amends, to compensate, as for an injury, loss, or insult.
[1275–1325; Middle English amendes < Middle French, pl. of amende reparation, n. derivative of amender to amend]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amends - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injuryamends - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
compensation - something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
relief - (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"
actual damages, compensatory damages, general damages - (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated
nominal damages - (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)
exemplary damages, punitive damages, smart money - (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
atonement, expiation, satisfaction - compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"
2.amends - something done or paid in expiation of a wrongamends - something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; "how can I make amends"
atonement, expiation, propitiation - the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

amends

noun
Translations

amends

[əˈmendz] NPL to make amends (to sb) for sth (= apologize) → dar satisfacción (a algn) por algo; (= compensate) → compensar (a algn) por algo
I'll try to make amends in futuretrataré de dar satisfacción en el futuro

amends

pl to make amends for somethingetw wiedergutmachen; to make amends to somebody for somethingjdn für etw entschädigen; I’ll try to make amendsich werde versuchen, das wiedergutzumachen

amends

[əˈmɛndz] npl to make amends (to sb) for sth (apologize) → farsi perdonare (da qn) per qc; (compensate) → risarcire or indennizzare (qn) per qc
References in classic literature ?
Nature made sweet amends, that morning, for the five unkindly days which had preceded it.
If he were deficient there, nothing should make amends for it.
But perhaps the abuse of such people as yourself and Marianne will make amends for the regard of Lady Middleton and her mother.
Rochester is so talented and so lively in society, that I believe he is a general favourite: the ladies are very fond of him; though you would not think his appearance calculated to recommend him particularly in their eyes: but I suppose his acquirements and abilities, perhaps his wealth and good blood, make amends for any little fault of look.
As far as I can see, it will be your chief diversion hereafter; unless Linton make amends for other losses: and your provident parent appears to fancy he may.
The kennel, to make amends, ran down the middle of the street--when it ran at all: which was only after heavy rains, and then it ran, by many eccentric fits, into the houses.
Not to know that no space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused
Her idea was my refuge in disappointment and distress, and made some amends to me, even for the loss of my friend.
Would you never forgive me, then, Nancy--never think well of me, let what would happen--would you never think the present made amends for the past?
But your homely fare is before you; feed, and let welcome make amends for hard fare.
He would go back to Sibyl Vane, make her amends, marry her, try to love her again.