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amends

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ə-ˈmen(d)z\

Definition of amends

  1. :  compensation for a loss or injury :  recompense <make amends>



Origin and Etymology of amends

Middle English amendes, from Anglo-French, plural of amende reparation, from amender


First Known Use: 14th century

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AMENDS Defined for Kids

amends

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noun plural \ə-ˈmendz\

Definition of amends for Students

  1. :  something done or given by a person to make up for a loss or injury he or she has caused <He was sorry for ruining the garden and promised to make amends.> Hint: Amends can be used as a singular, but is more common as a plural.




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