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amends

reparation or compensation for a loss, damage, or injury of any kind; recompense; to make amends: He tried to make amends for his rudeness by bringing flowers.
Not to be confused with:
amend – to alter, modify, rephrase; to add or subtract from: Congress may amend the tax bill.
emend – to edit or change (a text) to remove errors; to correct: We must emend the text before the book goes to print.

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
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