amends

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

Definition of amends

:compensation for a loss or injury :recompense
  • trying to make amends for his bad behavior

Origin and Etymology of amends

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



AMENDS Defined for Kids

amends

noun plural \ ə-ˈmendz \

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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