\ ə-ˈmen(d)z How to pronounce amends (audio) \

Definition of amends

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

First Known Use of amends

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amends

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

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noun plural
\ ə-ˈmendz How to pronounce amends (audio) \

Kids Definition of amends

: 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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