amends

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See also: Amends and amends.

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French amendes, plural of amende. Compare with amende.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ʌˈmɛnds/
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Noun[edit]

amends

  1. plural of amend

Noun[edit]

amends

  1. Compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation.
    Amends were made for the damage and no charges were filed.
    • 1905, Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist”, in The Return of Sherlock Holmes:
      As to you, Mr. Carruthers, I think that you have done what you could to make amends for your share in an evil plot.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Many consider amends a plural-only noun, but historically and in some current usage the singular appears.
  • Most commonly found in to make amends.

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Verb[edit]

amends

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of amend

References[edit]

  • amends at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • amends in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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