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Amends is a member of the word family amend, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

Definition of the noun amends

What does amends mean as a name of something?


  1. a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
  2. something done or paid in expiation of a wrong


"Amends" is a musical album of The Fall Of Every Season.

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Amends

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Google previewThe 9/11 Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [2 volumes] (2011)

Second Edition by Stephen E Atkins

Amends FISA to require an application for an electronic surveillance order or search warrant to certify that a significant purpose (currently, the sole or main purpose) of the surveillance is to obtain foreign intelligence information. (Sec.

Google previewDrugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes] (2014)

by Nancy E. Marion, Willard M. Oliver

Amends the Federal criminal code to provide increased criminal penalties for any person who transports firearms or ammunition in interstate or foreign commerce if such person has multiple convictions for serious drug offenses and/or violent ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Requite, indemnify, reimburse, make amends to. Compensate, v. n. Atone, make compensation, make amends.

Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary ... The twenty first edition, etc (1775)

COMPEN'SABLE, able to recompense, or make Amends. - - To COMPENSATE [compenfer, F. compenfare, L.] to make Amends for, or re compense. - -> COMPENSATION, a Recompense or making Amends ...

Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary. 21st [sic] ed (1790)

by Nathan Bailey

COMPEN'SABLE, ablo to recompense, or make Amends.

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Making Amends

Jimmy, no longer in the employ of the notorious Croissant Family, has entered the 'Witless Protection Program'.
Here he offers Fast Eddie a token of his remorse. What else but Eddie's favorite snack: a biscotti.

Photo credit: recubejim

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Labour amends language in foreign worker speech

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Quotes about Amends

History makes us some amends for the shortness of life. (Philip Skelton)
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Scrabble value of A1M3E1N1D2S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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