make up for
This page is about the phrasal verb make up for
to do something to improve the situation after you've done something wrong
- make up for sth Joanna forgot my birthday last week, so now she wants to make up for it by taking me out to a fancy restaurant.
- make up for sth Keith caused his family a lot of pain when he was taking drugs, but now that he's quit he's doing whatever he can to make up for it.
Contributor: Matt Errey