HyperDic: amends

English > 2 senses of the word amends:
NOUNpossessionamends, damages, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redressa sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
actamends, reparationsomething done or paid in expiation of a wrong
amends > pronunciation
English > amends: 2 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningA sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury.
Synonymsdamages, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redress
Narroweractual damages, compensatory damages, general damages(law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated
atonement, expiation, satisfactioncompensation for a wrong
nominal damages(law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)
punitive damages, exemplary damages, smart money(law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
relief(law) redress awarded by a court
BroadercompensationSomething (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
Spanishcompensación, daños, enmiendas, indemnidad, indemnificaciones, indemnización, reparación, resarcimiento, restitución
Catalandanys i perjudicis, indemnització
English > amends: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningSomething done or paid in expiation of a wrong.
Example"how can I make amends"
Broaderexpiation, atonement, propitiationThe act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

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