Make it up to – English Phrasal Verbs – Online English Lessons

To make it up to somebody is to do something good for someone you have upset or done something bad to, or for someone who has done something good for you.

Examples of use:

1. I’m really sorry I broke your vase. I’ll make it up to you, I promise.

2. I’ve been working all day, every day, for a month. I don’t know how I’m going to make it up to my family.

3. My mum looked after me when I was ill this summer. I’m going to make it up to her with a fantastic holiday in Thailand.

4. She has promised to make it up to her fans for cancelling her all of her performances.

infinitive
make it up to
present simple
make it up to and makes it up to
-ing form
making it up to
past simple
made it up to
past participle
made it up to

I Wanna Make It Up To You – Aretha Franklin and Theo Peoples

Can you use this phrasal verb in a sentence?

Have you ever made it up to someone for something you have done wrong?

Image © tanakawho