make amends

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make amends (third-person singular simple present makes amends, present participle making amends, simple past and past participle made amends)

  1. (idiomatic) To repair a relationship; to resolve an argument or fight; to make reparations or redress.
    I hope they can stop fighting and make amends.
    Synonym: make up
    • 2011 January 25, Les Roopanarine, “Wigan 1 - 2 Aston Villa”, in BBC[1]:
      But with the home side likewise unable to make the most of a period of first-half ascendancy, Villa were swift to make amends on the restart.