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Meaning of ATONE

Pronunciation:  u'town

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  turn away from sin or do penitence
  2. [v]  make amends for; "expiate one's sins"

ATONE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aby, abye, expiate, repent
 See Also: compensate, correct, redress, right



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*tone"\ ([.a]*t[=o]n"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Atoned}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Atoning}.] [From at one,, i. e., to be, or
    cause to be, at one. See {At one}.]
    1. To agree; to be in accordance; to accord. [Obs.]
             He and Aufidius can no more atone Than violentest
             contrariety.                          --Shak.
    2. To stand as an equivalent; to make reparation,
       compensation, or amends, for an offense or a crime.
             The murderer fell, and blood atoned for blood.
             The ministry not atoning for their former conduct by
             any wise or popular measure.          --Junius.
  2. \A*tone"\, v. t.
    1. To set at one; to reduce to concord; to reconcile, as
       parties at variance; to appease. [Obs.]
             I would do much To atone them, for the love I bear
             to Cassio.                            --Shak.
    2. To unite in making. [Obs. & R.]
             The four elements . . . have atoned A noble league.
    3. To make satisfaction for; to expiate.
             Or each atone his guilty love with life. --Pope.
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