atonement


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a·tone·ment

 (ə-tōn′mənt)
n.
1. Amends or reparation made for an injury or wrong; expiation.
2.
a. Judaism An individual's reconciliation with God by means of repentance and confession of one's transgressions.
b. Atonement Christianity The reconciliation of God and humans brought about by the redemptive life and death of Jesus.
3. Obsolete Reconciliation; concord.

atonement

(əˈtəʊnmənt)
n
1. satisfaction, reparation, or expiation given for an injury or wrong
2. (Theology) (often capital) Christian theol
a. the reconciliation of man with God through the life, sufferings, and sacrificial death of Christ
b. the sufferings and death of Christ
3. (Theology) Christian Science the state in which the attributes of God are exemplified in man
4. obsolete reconciliation or agreement
[C16: from Middle English phrase at onement in harmony]

a•tone•ment

(əˈtoʊn mənt)

n.
1. satisfaction or reparation for a wrong or injury; amends.
2. (sometimes cap.) the Christian doctrine that the reconciliation of God and humankind will be accomplished through Christ.
3. (in Christian Science) the state in which humankind exemplifies the attributes of Christ.
4. Archaic. reconciliation; agreement.
[1505–15; from phrase at one in harmony + -ment]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.atonement - compensation for a wrongatonement - compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"
amends, damages, indemnification, redress, restitution, indemnity - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
2.atonement - the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)atonement - the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
redemption, salvation - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
amends, reparation - something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; "how can I make amends"

atonement

noun amends, payment, compensation, satisfaction, redress, reparation, restitution, penance, recompense, expiation, propitiation True guilt is marked by a willingness to make atonement.
Translations
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atonement

[əˈtəʊnmənt] Nexpiación f
to make atonement forenmendar, desagraviar
Day of AtonementDía m de la Expiación

atonement

[əˈtəʊnmənt] nexpiation f, réparation f

atonement

nSühne f, → Buße f; to make atonement for somethingfür etw Sühne or Buße tun; in atonement for somethingals Sühne or Buße für etw; the Atonement (Eccl) → das Sühneopfer (Christi)

atonement

[əˈtəʊnmənt] n (frm) → espiazione f (Rel) → redenzione f
to make atonement for a mistake → riparare ad un errore
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But as high spirits and the love of fun were the causes of these pranks, he always managed to save himself by frank confession, honorable atonement, or the irresistible power of persuasion which he possessed in perfection.
It was something which he felt rather than perceived, and he never voiced the feeling without subsequent regret and ample atonement.
Grose's comparison, and, catching my pupil in my arms, covered her with kisses in which there was a sob of atonement.
Miss Bates stood in the very worst predicament in the world for having much of the public favour; and she had no intellectual superiority to make atonement to herself, or frighten those who might hate her into outward respect.
To treat her with unkindness, to speak of her slightingly is no atonement to Marianne--nor can I suppose it a relief to your own conscience.
Michael had inherited his father's temper, unredeemed by his father's better qualities: his second letter reiterated the charges contained in the first, and declared that he would only accept the offered division as an act of atonement and restitution on Andrew's part.
I have a presentiment that if no other innocent atonement is made for this, it will one day be required of him.
I loved her none the less; I thought of her as the same benignant, gentle angel in my life; I reproached myself, not her, with having done him an injury; and I would have made him any atonement if I had known what to make, and how to make it.
He had not the usual resource of bigots in that superstitious period, most of whom were wont to atone for the crimes they were guilty of by liberality to the church, stupefying by this means their terrors by the idea of atonement and forgiveness; and although the refuge which success thus purchased, was no more like to the peace of mind which follows on sincere repentance, than the turbid stupefaction procured by opium resembles healthy and natural slumbers, it was still a state of mind preferable to the agonies of awakened remorse.
May God accept my atonement in the preservation of these two existences
Though it is difficult," said Jane, "to guess in what way he can mean to make us the atonement he thinks our due, the wish is certainly to his credit.
But Adam could receive no amends; his suffering could not be cancelled; his respect and affection could not be recovered by any prompt deeds of atonement.