make (something) right

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make (something) right

To amend or correct something; to make something more accurate or fair or return it to its desired position or status. I appreciate that she offers to tidy my desk for me, but I always end up having to make it right afterwards. When it became apparent that the two teams were really lopsided, the gym teacher shuffled some kids around to make it right. I know I said some things I shouldn't have, so I'm here to make things right between us.
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And now he is striving to make things right and hear all sides of the story openly without bias.
While the pope's initial reaction to the scandal may have shocked and disappointed many, his desire to make things right shows his humility in admitting his mistake and his dedication to move forward openly and honestly.
Sure, we have Operation HONOUR doing its best to change the current military culture and make things right, if only because of a damning report by former Supreme Court Justice Marie Deschamps in 2015.
To rebuild trust and to build a better Wells Fargo, our first priority is to make things right for our customers, and the completion of this expanded third-party analysis is an important milestone.
While in the consultation with our patient, we have certain goals, which can make things right. Those of us who work in sexual health are not only making things right with the patient, we are helping protect the world at large.
How badly we feel depends on several factors: what we did, and to whom; how long ago it happened, and what we did (or didn't do) to make things right. These incidents, whether yesterday or years ago, can adversely affect today's quality of life.
But in order to be responsible, he needed to go one step further and make things right by planting another tree.
These are the people who never took the time out to make things right, to clean their social house of the grudges, hurt feelings, misunderstandings that started out small, but grew over the years.
If you've vowed to never speak to your high school buddy or college roommate, it's time to make things right. If you had a messy breakup with your longtime girlfriend, it's time to make things right.
Make things right by telling your mama and daddy that you love them, and truly appreciate the sacrifices they made for you along the way.
A COME on, for once in your natural be honest with yourself - it's not that you want to make things right ...
"Someone who could help you make things right with Jesus, but who wouldn't tell anyone else -- not even me and Daddy.
Moreover, it means taking responsibility to make things right insofar as possible, both concretely and symbolically.