Amend

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Amend

To change by some formal process. For example, one may amend a charter to change how a company operates. Likewise, one may amend a tax return to make it more accurate.
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2) In the aftermath of the most recent spate of scandals, the post-Enron era, conservative and libertarian concerns about the overreaching of criminal law must account for an emerging trend: The pre-trial diversion of large entities through plea agreements that ask offending corporations to simply make amends.
To be effective, it must be a true apology, in which the caregiver takes responsibility for the event and shows remorse and a desire to make amends.
MCEWAN HAS WRITTEN A POWERFUL and unsettling tale about our overlooked duty to make amends, a story in which the heroine discovers and repents of her own villainy.