expiate, aby, abye, atone(verb)
make amends for
"expiate one's sins"
turn away from sin or do penitence
To make reparation, compensation, or amends, for an offence or a crime or a sin one has committed.
To clear (someone else) of wrongdoing, especially by standing as an equivalent.
to agree; to be in accordance; to accord
to stand as an equivalent; to make reparation, compensation, or amends, for an offense or a crime
to set at one; to reduce to concord; to reconcile, as parties at variance; to appease
to unite in making
to make satisfaction for; to expiate
Origin: [From at one, , i. e., to be, or cause to be, at one. See At one.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
at-ōn′, adv. (Spens.) at one, at once, together. [M.E. also attone, earlier atoon, aton, at one, at on.]
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.]
The numerical value of atone in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of atone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is the least I can do to atone for the bad feelings I have.
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.
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.
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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