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Meaning of AMENDS

Pronunciation:  u'mendz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; "how can I make amends"
  2. [n]  a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury

AMENDS is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: damages, indemnification, indemnity, redress, reparation, restitution
 See Also: actual damages, atonement, atonement, compensation, compensatory damages, exemplary damages, expiation, expiation, general damages, nominal damages, propitiation, punitive damages, relief, satisfaction, smart money



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*mends"\, n. sing. & pl. [F. amendes, pl. of amende.
Cf. {Amende}.]
Compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation.
[Now const. with sing. verb.] ``An honorable amends.''

      Yet thus far fortune maketh us amends.   --Shak.

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