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amends


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amends  \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.'' 
  --Addison. 
 
  Yet  thus  far  fortune  maketh  us  amends.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amends 
  n  1:  a  sum  of  money  paid  in  compensation  for  loss  or  injury  [syn: 
  {damages},  {indemnity},  {indemnification},  {restitution}, 
  {redress}] 
  2:  compensation  (given  or  received)  for  an  injury  or  insult; 
  "an  act  for  which  there  is  no  reparation";  "how  can  I  make 
  amends?"  [syn:  {reparation}] 




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