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atone


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  He  and  Aufidius  can  no  more  atone  Than  violentest 
  contrariety.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  stand  as  an  equivalent;  to  make  reparation, 
  compensation,  or  amends,  for  an  offense  or  a  crime. 
 
  The  murderer  fell,  and  blood  atoned  for  blood. 
  --Pope. 
 
  The  ministry  not  atoning  for  their  former  conduct  by 
  any  wise  or  popular  measure.  --Junius. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Atone  \A*tone"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  set  at  one  to  reduce  to  concord;  to  reconcile,  as 
  parties  at  variance;  to  appease.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  would  do  much  To  atone  them  for  the  love  I  bear 
  to  Cassio.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  unite  in  making.  [Obs.  &  R.] 
 
  The  four  elements  .  .  .  have  atoned  A  noble  league. 
  --Ford. 
 
  3.  To  make  satisfaction  for  to  expiate. 
 
  Or  each  atone  his  guilty  love  with  life.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  atone 
  v  1:  make  amends  for  "expiate  one's  sins"  [syn:  {expiate},  {aby}, 
  {abye}] 
  2:  turn  away  from  sin  or  do  penitence  [syn:  {repent}] 




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