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make amends

This page is about the collocation make amends

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to do something to show you're sorry for your bad behaviour in the past

For example

  • I tried to make amends by apologizing and returning all the money I'd stolen.

  • I had to make amends for all the pain I'd caused my family and friends when I was using drugs.

Quick Quiz

I'm trying to make amends for something

a. I haven't done yet

b. I wish I hadn't done

c. I wish I'd already done

Contributor: Matt Errey