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make amends (to someone) (for someone or something)

to make up to someone for something that someone or something did. Don't worry. I will make amends to her for my sister, who behaved so badly. I will try to make amends for the accident. lean make amends to Sam, I'm sure.
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make amends

to do something because you did not do it when you should have Wendi hopes that by winning today's match she will make amends to her fans for losing such an easy match yesterday.
Usage notes: often followed by a phrase that begins with to, by, or with, as in the example, or used at the end of a sentence: She embarrassed her family and wants to make amends.
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make amends

Compensate someone for a grievance or injury, as in They must make amends for the harm they've caused you. This expression was first recorded in 1330.
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Summary: Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction from gross income for adult day and respite care expenses of individual taxpayers with respect to a dependent of the taxpayer who suffers from Alzheimer's disease or related organic brain disorders.
Section 203 of the USA PATRIOT Act amends Rule 6 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to permit the disclosure of grand jury information containing foreign intelligence information to "any federal law enforcement, intelligence, protective, immigration, national defense, or national security official in order to assist the official receiving that information in the performance of his official duties.
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of Portland, Oregon, which amends the Rights Agreement adopted by the Board of Directors on September 30, 1996.
that amends the original agreement (the "Agreement") entered into amongst the parties on April 11, 2002 (as previously announced on April 16, 2002).
The amended credit agreement cures the current defaults, amends the principal amortization schedule, and extends the term of the agreement to December 31, 2002.
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