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amends

[uh-mendz] /əˈmɛndz/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
reparation or compensation for a loss, damage, or injury of any kind; recompense.
2.
Obsolete. improvement; recovery, as of health.
Idioms
3.
make amends, to compensate, as for an injury, loss, or insult:
I tried to make amends for the misunderstanding by sending her flowers.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English amendes < Middle French, plural of amende reparation, noun derivative of amender to amend
Synonyms
1. redress, restitution.
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amends

/əˈmɛndz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) recompense or compensation given or gained for some injury, insult, etc to make amends
Word Origin
C13: from Old French amendes fines, from amende compensation, from amender to emend
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Word Origin and History for amendses
amends
early 14c., "restitution," collective singular, from O.Fr. amendes "fine, penalty," pl. of amende "reparation," from amender "to amend" (see amend).
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