Definitions for atoneəˈtoʊn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•toneəˈtoʊn(v.)a•toned, a•ton•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to make amends, as for an offense or error or for an offender (usu. fol. by for):

    to atone for one's sins.

  2. Obs. to become reconciled; agree.

  3. (v.t.)to make amends for; expiate.

  4. Obs. to bring into unity, accord, etc.

Origin of atone:

1545–55; back formation from atonement


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

Anagrams of atone

  1. oaten

  2. neato

Translations for atone

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


without tone; with no variation in sound etc

She spoke in a toneless voice.

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