make amends


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make amends

To provide restitution or attempt to reconcile or resolve the situation after a wrong one has done. I'm not sure I can make amends for all the times I've let you down, but I want to try to be better for you. Sometimes the best way to make amends is just to listen to the other person, without trying to defend yourself.
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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

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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make aˈmends (to somebody) (for something/for doing something)

do something for somebody in order to show that you are sorry for something wrong or unfair that you have done: I’m sorry I upset you — how can I make amends?He finished third in the 200 metres, but hopes to make amends in the 100 metres.
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