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Definitions and Synonyms of amends | Another word for amends | What is amends?

Definition 1: something done or paid in expiation of a wrong - [noun denoting act]

Samples where amends or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • how can I make amends

Synonyms for amends in the sense of this definition

(amends is a kind of ...) the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

Definition 2: a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for amends in the sense of this definition

(amends is a kind of ...) something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

(... is a kind of amends ) (law) redress awarded by a court

"was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"

(... is a kind of amends ) (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated

(... is a kind of amends ) (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)

(... is a kind of amends ) (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)

(... is a kind of amends ) compensation for a wrong

"we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"

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