Etymology
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amends (n.)

early 14c., "recompense, compensation for loss or injury," collective singular, from Old French amendes "fine, penalty, reparation, compensation," plural of amende "reparation," from amender "to amend" (see amend).

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Definitions of amends

amends (n.)
a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury;
Synonyms: damages / indemnity / indemnification / restitution / redress
amends (n.)
something done or paid in expiation of a wrong;
how can I make amends
Synonyms: reparation
From wordnet.princeton.edu