atones

atone

[uh-tohn]
verb (used without object), atoned, atoning.
1.
to make amends or reparation, as for an offense or a crime, or for an offender (usually followed by for ): to atone for one's sins.
2.
to make up, as for errors or deficiencies (usually followed by for ): to atone for one's failings.
3.
Obsolete. to become reconciled; agree.
verb (used with object), atoned, atoning.
4.
to make amends for; expiate: He atoned his sins.
5.
Obsolete. to bring into unity, harmony, concord, etc.

Origin:
1545–55; back formation from atonement

atonable, atoneable, adjective
atoner, noun
atoningly, adverb
unatoned, adjective
unatoning, adjective
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atone (əˈtəʊn)
 
vb (foll by for)
1.  to make amends or reparation (for a crime, sin, etc)
2.  (tr) to expiate: to atone a guilt with repentance
3.  obsolete to be in or bring into agreement
 
[C16: back formation from atonement]
 
a'tonable
 
adj
 
a'toneable
 
adj
 
a'toner
 
n

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atone
1550s, from adv. phrase atonen (c.1300) "in accord," lit. "at one," a contraction of at and one. It retains the older pronunciation of one. The phrase perhaps is modeled on L. adunare "unite," from ad- "to, at" + unum "one."
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