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a·tone

 (ə-tōn′)
v. a·toned, a·ton·ing, a·tones
v.intr.
1. To make amends, as for a sin or fault: These crimes must be atoned for.
2. Archaic To agree.
v.tr.
1. To expiate.
2. Archaic To conciliate; appease: "So heaven, atoned, shall dying Greece restore" (Alexander Pope).
3. Obsolete To reconcile or harmonize.

[Middle English atonen, to be reconciled, from at one, in agreement : at, at; see at + one, one; see one.]

a·ton′a·ble, a·tone′a·ble adj.
a·ton′er n.

atone

(əˈtəʊn)
vb
1. (foll by: for) to make amends or reparation (for a crime, sin, etc)
2. (tr) to expiate: to atone a guilt with repentance.
3. obsolete to be in or bring into agreement
[C16: back formation from atonement]
aˈtonable, aˈtoneable adj
aˈtoner n

a•tone

(əˈtoʊn)

v. a•toned, a•ton•ing. v.i.
1. to make amends, as for an offense or error or for an offender (usu. fol. by for): to atone for one's sins.
2. Obs. to become reconciled; agree.
v.t.
3. to make amends for; expiate.
4. Obs. to bring into unity, accord, etc.
[1545–55; back formation from atonement]
a•ton′a•ble, a•tone′a•ble, adj.
a•ton′er, n.
a•ton′ing•ly, adv.

atone


Past participle: atoned
Gerund: atoning

Imperative
atone
atone
Present
I atone
you atone
he/she/it atones
we atone
you atone
they atone
Preterite
I atoned
you atoned
he/she/it atoned
we atoned
you atoned
they atoned
Present Continuous
I am atoning
you are atoning
he/she/it is atoning
we are atoning
you are atoning
they are atoning
Present Perfect
I have atoned
you have atoned
he/she/it has atoned
we have atoned
you have atoned
they have atoned
Past Continuous
I was atoning
you were atoning
he/she/it was atoning
we were atoning
you were atoning
they were atoning
Past Perfect
I had atoned
you had atoned
he/she/it had atoned
we had atoned
you had atoned
they had atoned
Future
I will atone
you will atone
he/she/it will atone
we will atone
you will atone
they will atone
Future Perfect
I will have atoned
you will have atoned
he/she/it will have atoned
we will have atoned
you will have atoned
they will have atoned
Future Continuous
I will be atoning
you will be atoning
he/she/it will be atoning
we will be atoning
you will be atoning
they will be atoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been atoning
you have been atoning
he/she/it has been atoning
we have been atoning
you have been atoning
they have been atoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been atoning
you will have been atoning
he/she/it will have been atoning
we will have been atoning
you will have been atoning
they will have been atoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been atoning
you had been atoning
he/she/it had been atoning
we had been atoning
you had been atoning
they had been atoning
Conditional
I would atone
you would atone
he/she/it would atone
we would atone
you would atone
they would atone
Past Conditional
I would have atoned
you would have atoned
he/she/it would have atoned
we would have atoned
you would have atoned
they would have atoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.atone - make amends foratone - make amends for; "expiate one's sins"
redress, right, correct, compensate - make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
2.atone - turn away from sin or do penitenceatone - turn away from sin or do penitence  

atone

verb (usually with for) make amends, pay for, compensate for, make up for, redress, answer for, recompense for, do penance for, make reparation for, make redress for He felt he had atoned for what he had done.
Translations
odčinit
hyvittääsovittaa

atone

[əˈtəʊn] VI to atone forexpiar

atone

[əˈtəʊn] vi
to atone for sth → expier qch, racheter qch

atone

vi to atone for something(für) etw sühnen or büßen

atone

[əˈtəʊn] vi to atone for (frm) (crime, sins) → espiare; (mistake, rudeness) → riparare a
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The living in incessant noise was, to a frame and temper delicate and nervous like Fanny's, an evil which no superadded elegance or harmony could have entirely atoned for.
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Nate Reinking more than atoned for his error which allowed Israel a second chance to win the opening game.
The hosts made the perfect start when Tim Steele's 11thminute shot eluded Mike Price in goal but the keeper then atoned with good saves from Steele and Joe Garner.
Evil as defined by the church must be avoided or, in not being avoided, must be atoned for.
Hill sub Graham Mackay got a goal back with seven minutes left after a blunder by keeper Keith Ross but Beith clung on and Ross atoned with saves from Brian Watret and Bryan Dingwall