make up for

make up for something (to take the place of something that has been lost or damaged; to provide something good, so that something bad seems less important) — заменить, восполнить (утраченное), компенсировать;

Example: Nothing can make up for the loss of a child. (MM)
Example : The good weather made up for the bad organization. (MM)
Example : He bought her some flowers to make up for being late. — ... чтобы загладить вину за опоздание, искупить вину за опоздание (MM)

to do something that corrects a bad situation
Syn: compensate

make up for lost time — наверстать потерянное, упущенное время
After all the delays, we were anxious to make up for lost time.

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