"amends" in the noun sense
1. damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redress
a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
2. reparation, amends
something done or paid in expiation of a wrong
"how can I make amends"
"amends" in the verb sense
make amendments to
"amend the document"
2. better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
to make better
"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
3. rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amend
set straight or right
"remedy these deficiencies"
"rectify the inequities in salaries"
"repair an oversight"
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