It seems both "make it up to" and "make amends" have same meaning.
Is there any difference?

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    You make it up to a person you have offended, but you make amends for something you have done wrong. – Kate Bunting May 19 at 8:13

You "make it up" to one or more people; you make amends for something you have done.

If you have offended or disadvantaged someone, you can "make it up to" them - do something to compensate them; I changed Tom's working hours, but I made it up to him by letting him go home early on Fridays.

Make it up to somebody (Cambridge Dictionary)

If you have done something to someone that is wrong or harmful, you can "make amends for" the action usually by doing something good to show that you are sorry; she tried to make amends by buying him a drink.

Make amends (Cambridge Dictionary)

  • I don't disagree, but answers lacking authoritative references are not of a standard ELU expects. – Edwin Ashworth May 19 at 18:20

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