What does atone mean?

Definitions for atoneəˈtoʊn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word atone.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. expiate, aby, abye, atone(verb)

    make amends for

    "expiate one's sins"

  2. repent, atone(verb)

    turn away from sin or do penitence


  1. atone(Verb)

    To make reparation, compensation, or amends, for an offence or a crime or a sin one has committed.

  2. atone(Verb)

    To clear (someone else) of wrongdoing, especially by standing as an equivalent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atone(verb)

    to agree; to be in accordance; to accord

  2. Atone(verb)

    to stand as an equivalent; to make reparation, compensation, or amends, for an offense or a crime

  3. Atone(verb)

    to set at one; to reduce to concord; to reconcile, as parties at variance; to appease

  4. Atone(verb)

    to unite in making

  5. Atone(verb)

    to make satisfaction for; to expiate

  6. Origin: [From at one, , i. e., to be, or cause to be, at one. See At one.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Atone

    at-ōn′, adv. (Spens.) at one, at once, together. [M.E. also attone, earlier atoon, aton, at one, at on.]

  2. Atone

    at-ōn′, v.i. to give satisfaction or make reparation (with for): to make up for deficiencies: (Shak.) to agree, be in accordance.—v.t. to appease, to expiate: (arch.) harmonise, or reconcile.—ns. Atone′ment, the act of atoning; reconciliation: expiation: reparation: esp. (theol.) the reconciliation of God and man by means of the incarnation and death of Christ; Aton′er.—adv. Aton′ingly. [See Atone, above.]

Anagrams for atone »

  1. oaten

  2. neato


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of atone in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of atone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kaname Harada:

    This is the least I can do to atone for the bad feelings I have.

  2. Kaname Harada:

    There is nothing more miserable than war in this world. We should raise our voices to let the next generation become aware of this, and ask to them to maintain peace, this is the least I can do to atone for the bad feelings I have.

  3. Anthony Trollope:

    I judge a man by his actions with men, much more than by his declarations Godwards -- When I find him to be envious, carping, spiteful, hating the successes of others, and complaining that the world has never done enough for him, I am apt to doubt whether his humility before God will atone for his want of manliness.

  4. Stephen Collins:

    Forty years ago, I did something terribly wrong that I deeply regret, i have been working to atone for it ever since. I've decided to address these issues publicly because two months ago, various news organizations published a recording made by my then-wife, Faye Grant, during a confidential marriage therapy session in January, 2012. This session was recorded without the therapist's or my knowledge or consent.

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