What does atone mean?

Definitions for atone
əˈtoʊnatone

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

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Atone(verb)

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

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

  3. Atone(verb)

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

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

  4. Atone(verb)

    to unite in making

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

  5. Atone(verb)

    to make satisfaction for; to expiate

    Etymology: [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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of atone in a Sentence

  1. Barney Frank:

    Chasten Buttigieg candidacy is an example of the absolute speed with which we are getting there. I think it is very clear, Chasten Buttigieg being gay is clearly an asset, in a way, Chasten Buttigieg gives people a chance to almost atone for past wrongs.

  2. Colonel Macgregor:

    There's sort of a sick mentality that says that generations after generations must atone sins of what happened in 13 years of German history and ignore the other 1,500 years of Germany. And Germany played a critical role in central Europe in terms of defending the serving Western civilization. So I think that's, that's the problem.

  3. Lauren Cooley:

    What I disagree with is this newfound notion of how white privilege is the new thing we have to atone for. i think just the way that it's been sensationalized is the reason that so many conservatives are pushing back against it.

  4. Grace Arnold:

    As a descendent of Confederate veterans and slave owners, the least I can do to atone for the pain my family has caused them is to oppose this statue, these statues only exist in a sick attempt to preserve human slavery.

  5. Amy Klobuchar:

    As I've always told Al Franken, Al Franken's had two acts and Al Franken's still going to have a third one, what Al Franken did was wrong and Al Franken has said that. ... I think there's other people that will somehow atone for their sins. We may not see them in politics again but they'll find another place to be effective and make a difference.

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