- Amends is defined as compensation for harm.
An example of amends may be the payment in accordance with terms of a lawsuit brought against a defendant who had harmed the plaintiff.
- The definition of amends means to apologize or make a poor situation better.
An example of someone making amends is a husband bringing home flowers to his wife after an argument.
amends definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French plural of amende, a fine: see amend
amends definition by American Heritage Dictionary
plural noun (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Origin: Middle English amendes, from Old French, pl. of amende, reparation, from amender, to amend; see amend.