amends /əˈmɛn(d)z/


I. plural noun (in phrase make amends)

1. compensate or make up for a wrongdoing

try to make amends for the rude way you spoke to Lucy.
II. phrases

offer of amends

[Law] an offer to publish a correction and an apology for an act of libel.

the plaintiff cannot succeed if the defendant proves that an offer of amends was made in good time.
– origin Middle English: from Old French amendes ‘penalties, fine’, plural of amende ‘reparation’, from amender (see amend).

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