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English noun: amends

1. amends (possession) a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury


Synonymsdamages, indemnification, indemnity, redress, restitution


Broader (hypernym)compensation


Narrower (hyponym)actual damages, atonement, compensatory damages, exemplary damages, expiation, general damages, nominal damages, punitive damages, relief, satisfaction, smart money

2. amends (act) something done or paid in expiation of a wrong


SamplesHow can I make amends.


Synonymsreparation


Broader (hypernym)atonement, expiation, propitiation









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