• (British) IPA: /əˈtəʊn/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈtoʊn/

atone (atones, present participle atoning; past and past participle atoned)

  1. (ambitransitive) To make reparation, compensation, amends or satisfaction for an offence, crime, mistake or deficiency. [from 1680s]
    Synonyms: expiate, propitiate
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To bring at one or at concordance; to reconcile; to suffer appeasement. [from 1570s]
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To agree or accord; to be in accordance or harmony. [from 1590s]
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To unite in making.
  5. (proscribed) To absolve (someone else) of wrongdoing, especially by standing as an equivalent.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: искупа́ть
  • Spanish: expiar

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