Atoned
Atone A*tone" ([.a]*t[=o]n"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Atoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Atoning}.] [From at one,, i. e., to be, or cause to be, at one. See {At one}.] 1. To agree; to be in accordance; to accord. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He and Aufidius can no more atone Than violentest contrariety. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To stand as an equivalent; to make reparation, compensation, or amends, for an offense or a crime. [1913 Webster]

The murderer fell, and blood atoned for blood. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The ministry not atoning for their former conduct by any wise or popular measure. --Junius. [1913 Webster]


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