make amends

Definition of make amends

:to do something to correct a mistake that one has made or a bad situation that one has caused
  • She tried to make amends by apologizing to him.
  • I'd like to make amends (to you) for my behavior last night.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

amends play
  1. : compensation for a loss or injury : recompense


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