make up to somebody for something

ˌmake ˈup (to sb) for sth derived
to do sth for sb or give them sth because you have caused them trouble, suffering or disappointment and wish to show that you are sorry
Syn: compensate

How can I make up for the way I've treated you?

(informal)

I'll

make it up to you

, I promise.

Main entry:makederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • make amends (to somebody) (for something doing something) — make amends (to sb) (for sth/for doing sth) idiom to do sth for sb in order to show that you are sorry for sth wrong or unfair that you have done Syn: ↑make up for something • She tried to make amends for what she had said to her mother by buying …   Useful english dictionary

  • make amends (to somebody) (for for doing something) — make amends (to sb) (for sth/for doing sth) idiom to do sth for sb in order to show that you are sorry for sth wrong or unfair that you have done Syn: ↑make up for something • She tried to make amends for what she had said to her mother by buying …   Useful english dictionary

  • push somebody for something — ˈpush for sth | ˈpush sb for sth derived to repeatedly ask for sth or try to make sth happen because you think it is very important • The pressure group is pushing for a ban on GM foods. • I m going to have to push you for an answer. Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring somebody to book (for something) — bring sb to ˈbook (for sth) idiom (formal, especially BrE) to punish sb for doing sth wrong and make them explain their behaviour • We will ensure that people who commit fraud are brought to book through the courts. Main entry: ↑bookidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • call somebody to account (for something) — call sb to acˈcount (for/over sth) idiom to make sb explain a mistake, etc. because they are responsible for it Main entry: ↑callidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put somebody off something — ˌput sb ˈoff sth/sb derived to make sb lose interest in or enthusiasm for sth/sb • He was put off science by bad teaching. • put somebody off something doing sth The accident put her off driving for life. Main entry: ↑putderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • mark somebody out for something — ˌmark sb ˈout as/for sth derived to make people recognize sb as special in some way • She was marked out for early promotion. Main entry: ↑markderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • fit somebody up for something — ˌfit sbˈup (for sth) derived (BrE, informal) to make it look as if sb is guilty of a crime they have not committed Syn: ↑frame • I didn t do it I ve been fitted up! …   Useful english dictionary

  • accustom somebody to something — acˈcustom yourself/sb to sth derived to make yourself/sb familiar with sth or become used to it • It took him a while to accustom himself to the idea. • She quickly accustomed herself to the darkness. • Education should accustom children to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • key somebody to something — ˈkey sb/sth to sth derived usually passive (especially NAmE) to make sb/sth suitable or appropriate for a particular purpose Syn: ↑gear • The classes are keyed to the needs of advanced students. Main entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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