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make amends

To provide restitution for or attempt to reconcile or resolve a situation after a wrong has been committed. 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 for (something)

To provide restitution for or attempt to reconcile or resolve a situation after a wrong has been committed. 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 for the things you've done 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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