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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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The Independent Directors have determined that based on the amended offer from Hytera, the Privet Subsequent Acquisition Proposal ceases to be a Superior Proposal, and subject to obtaining approval from the Industrial Technologies Office representing the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative program will enter into a further amendment of the Amended Arrangement Agreement and implement the amended offer.
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Ian McEwan's new novel pokes some unsettling holes in this mythic backdrop, raising hard questions about the stories we tell of our innocence and other people's guilt, and suggesting the almost quaint solution of making amends for our sins.
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