atone
verb (atoned; atoning) Etymology: Middle English, to become reconciled, from at on in harmony, from at + on one Date: 1574 transitive verb 1. obsolete reconcile 2. to supply satisfaction for ; expiate intransitive verb to make amends <
atone for sins
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  • atone — atone …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • atone — [ atɔn; aton ] adj. • 1813; gr. atonos 1 ♦ Méd. Qui manque de ton, de tonicité, en parlant des tissus vivants. Un intestin atone. ⇒ paresseux. 2 ♦ (1839) Plus cour. Qui manque de vie, de vigueur, de vitalité, d énergie. Un être atone. ⇒ amorphe,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Atone — A*tone , v. t. 1. To set at one; to reduce to concord; to reconcile, as parties at variance; to appease. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I would do much To atone them, for the love I bear to Cassio. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To unite in making. [Obs. & R.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • atone — atone; atone·ment; atone·a·ble; …   English syllables

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • atone — ► VERB (atone for) ▪ make amends for. ORIGIN from at one …   English terms dictionary

  • atone — index compensate (counterbalance), redeem (satisfy debts), redress, restore (return) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 20 …   Law dictionary

  • atone — (v.) 1550s, from adverbial phrase atonen (c.1300) in accord, lit. at one, a contraction of AT (Cf. at) and ONE (Cf. one). It retains the older pronunciation of one. The phrase perhaps is modeled on L. adunare unite, from ad to, at (see AD (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • atone — *expiate Analogous words: compensate, *pay: propitiate, conciliate, appease (see PACIFY) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • atone — [v] compensate; make amends for former misdoing absolve, answer, apologize, appease, balance, correct, counterbalance, do penance, expiate, make amends, make redress, make reparation, make up for, offset, outweigh, pay, pay one’s dues*,… …   New thesaurus

  • atone — [ə tōn′] vi. atoned, atoning [ME at onen, become reconciled < at one, in accord: see AT1 & ONE] 1. to make amends or reparation (for a wrongdoing, a wrongdoer, etc.) 2. Obs. to be in agreement vt. Obs …   English World dictionary

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