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.

Examples of make amends in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your mom has one mandate here: to apologize, make amends and butt out. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 The report said that the company must accept that the claims of abuse are true, apologize and make amends. Patrick Frater, Variety, 6 Sep. 2023 The state is taking the rare step of transferring the park with a fraught history back to a Dakota tribe, trying to make amends for events that led to a war and the largest mass hanging in U.S. history. Trisha Ahmed,, 3 Sep. 2023 Sutton made amends for his mistake in the second quarter, scoring on an impressive 73-yard run straight up the middle to tie the game with 3:23 left before the half. Mike Frainie, Baltimore Sun, 1 Sep. 2023 The song, written by Zendaya and series composer Labrinth, featured prominently in the final episode of the show’s second season as Fike’s character, Elliot, broke out an acoustic guitar and serenaded Zendaya’s character, Rue, as the pair made amends. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 24 Aug. 2023 Despite being estranged from his father growing up, Matt made amends with Manny during his season of The Bachelor. Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2023 The owner of Le Gavroche has also been a controversial figure at times, admitting in 2016 that some staff were being paid less than minimum wage, and vowing to make amends. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 22 Aug. 2023 Twenty-some years later, Porsche finally makes amends for the unfortunate 914 with a middle-motor sportster that really works. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, 19 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Make amends.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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