Definition of amends
: 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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Definition of amends for Students
: 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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