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amends

Definition of amends

Etymology

    From French amendes, plural of amende. Compare with amende.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA: /ʌˈmɛnds/

Noun

amends (plural only)

  1. Compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation.

    Amends were made for the damage and no charges were filed.

    As to you, Mr. Carruthers, I think that you have done what you could to make amends for your share in an evil plot.
    - Doyle

Usage notes

    Usually found as to make amends.

Synonyms

Verb

amends

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of amend.

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