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, atoneverb

    make amends for

    "expiate one's sins"

  2. repent, atoneverb

    turn away from sin or do penitence

Wiktionary

  1. atoneverb

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

  2. atoneverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atoneverb

    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. Atoneverb

    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. Atoneverb

    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. Atoneverb

    to unite in making

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

  5. Atoneverb

    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

How to pronounce atone?

How to say atone in sign language?

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. 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.

  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. 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.

  5. Gus Papathanasiou:

    The officers are angry, and I don't blame them, the entire executive team failed Capitol Police officers, and they must be held accountable. Their inaction cost one officer his life and Capitol Police officers have almost 140 responding officers injured. They have a lot to atone for.

Images & Illustrations of atone

  1. atoneatoneatoneatoneatone

Popularity rank by frequency of use

atone#10000#78161#100000

Translations for atone

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for atone »

Translation

Find a translation for the atone definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these atone definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "atone." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 18 Jan. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/atone>.

    Are we missing a good definition for atone? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    return to its original or usable and functioning condition
    • A. interrupt
    • B. aggravate
    • C. interrogate
    • D. restore

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for atone: