atone+for

  • 1 atone for — index repent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 atone for — • to make up for smth • to atone for smth • to repair one s fault • to repair one s wrong • to make amends for smth compensate for a loss or mistake I have to work hard in order to make up for the loss from the poor sales. (from Idioms in Speech) …

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  • 3 atone for — make amends or reparation for. → atone …

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  • 4 atone for — Expiate, make expiation for, make amends for, make reparation for, make satisfaction for, do penance for, answer for, pay for …

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  • 5 atone for — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. compensate for, do penance, make amends; see pay for …

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

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  • 7 atone — v. (D; intr.) to atone for (to atone for one s sins) * * * [ə təʊn] (D; intr.) to atone for (to atone for one s sins) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 atone — atonable, atoneable, adj. atoner, n. atoningly, adv. /euh tohn /, v., atoned, atoning. v.i. 1. to make amends or reparation, as for an offense or a crime, or for an offender (usually fol. by for): to atone for one s sins. 2. to make up, as for… …

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  • 9 atone — a|tone [əˈtəun US əˈtoun] v [i]formal [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: at one in agreement ] to do something to show that you are sorry for having done something wrong atone for ▪ Richard was anxious to atone for his thoughtlessness …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 atone — [[t]əto͟ʊn[/t]] atones, atoning, atoned VERB If you atone for something that you have done, you do something to show that you are sorry you did it. [FORMAL] [V for n] He felt he had atoned for what he had done to his son... [V by ing] He atoned… …

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  • 11 atone — verb how shall I atone for my mistakes? Syn: make amends for, make reparation for, make restitution for, make up for, compensate for, pay for, recompense for, expiate, redress, make good, offset; do penance for …

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  • 12 atone — a•tone [[t]əˈtoʊn[/t]] v. a•toned, a•ton•ing 1) to make amends, as for an offense or error or for an offender (usu. fol. by for): to atone for one s sins[/ex] 2) Obs. to become reconciled; agree 3) to make amends for; expiate 4) Obs. to bring… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 atone — verb (I) formal to do something to show that you are sorry for having done something wrong (+ for): Richard was anxious to atone for his thoughtlessness …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 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 …

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  • 15 atone — Synonyms and related words: accord, answer, appease, assonate, atone for, attune, be harmonious, be in tune, blend, chime, chord, compensate, conciliate, cover, do penance, expiate, fill up, give and take, give satisfaction, harmonize, indemnify …

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  • 16 atone — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v. [uh TONE] to make up for a bad deed; to make amends. Atone for your sins. SYN.: amend, make amends, redeem, do penance, repent, confess, expiate, make reparations, shrive …

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  • 17 atone — verb (atone for) make amends or reparation for. Origin ME: from at one in early use; later by back form. from atonement …

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  • 18 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

  • 19 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

  • 20 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*,… …

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