One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he promised to make good any damage’
repair, mend, fix, patch up, put right, set right, put to rights, see to
restore, remedy, rectify, put back into its original condition, make as good as new
rebuild, reconstruct, remodel, refit, refurbish, recondition
Northern English fettle
2‘they made good their escape’
effect, conduct, perform, implement, execute, carry out, perpetrate
achieve, accomplish, succeed in, realize, attain, manage, engineer, bring about, bring off, carry off, carry through
3‘they hope he will make good his promise of payment’
fulfil, carry out, carry through, implement, execute, effect, discharge, perform, honour, redeem
keep, observe, abide by, comply with, obey, respect, conform to, stick to, act in accordance with, act according to, have regard to, heed, follow, pay attention to, defer to, take notice of, be bound by, keep faith with, live up to, stand by, adhere to
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