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Definition of "amends" []

  • Recompense for grievance or injury: The new law offers no amends to victims of crime. I assured them that no amends are necessary. You must make amends to them for the insult. See Synonyms at reparation. (noun-plural)
  • Recompense or compensation given or gained for some injury, insult, etc (noun)

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Use "amends" in a sentence
  • "What Woods does to make amends is nobodys friggin business."
  • "While the wronger will admit no wrong, while he mocks at the idea of amends, or while, admitting the wrong, he rejoices in having done it, no suffering could satisfy revenge, far less justice."
  • "The use of that exact phrase amends the Endangered Species Act by implication, Department of Justice attorneys argued, even if the rider didn't reference the specific law."