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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something to show you are sorry for hurting or upsetting someone, especially something that makes it better for them.

Usage examples (39)
  • Tonya wanted to make amends with her best friend.
  • How can I make amends
  • What Woods does to make amends is nobodys friggin business.
  • If the Chinese have the good sense to make some kind of amends, then it'll settle down. for more
Tutoring comment
  • You can "amend" (fix) many things in life, but you can only "emend" (correcting text) a text document and hope you won't have to make "amends" (pay compensation or fines) for it later!
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