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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.
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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]
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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]
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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"
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atonement

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

atonement

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

[əˈtəʊnmənt] nexpiation f, réparation f
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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)
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atonement

[əˈtəʊnmənt] n (frm) → espiazione f (Rel) → redenzione f
to make atonement for a mistake → riparare ad un errore
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References in classic literature ?
He told Mr Rugg that to clear his partner morally, to the fullest extent, and publicly and unreservedly to declare that he, Arthur Clennam, of that Firm, had of his own sole act, and even expressly against his partner's caution, embarked its resources in the swindles that had lately perished, was the only real atonement within his power; was a better atonement to the particular man than it would be to many men; and was therefore the atonement he had first to make.
In the whole of her subsequent manner, she traced the direction of a mind awakened to reasonable exertion; for no sooner had they entered their common sitting-room, than Marianne turned her eyes around it with a look of resolute firmness, as if determined at once to accustom herself to the sight of every object with which the remembrance of Willoughby could be connected.--She said little, but every sentence aimed at cheerfulness, and though a sigh sometimes escaped her, it never passed away without the atonement of a smile.
I call it AVERIL'S ATONEMENT. Doesn't that sound nice and alliterative?
And mendicant prophets go to rich men's doors and persuade them that they have a power committed to them by the gods of making an atonement for a man's own or his ancestor's sins by sacrifices or charms, with rejoicings and feasts; and they promise to harm an enemy, whether just or unjust, at a small cost; with magic arts and incantations binding heaven, as they say, to execute their will.
Rook lifted her hand solemnly "Say," she answered, "that a dying sinner is making atonement for sin.
It was something which he felt rather than perceived, and he never voiced the feeling without subsequent regret and ample atonement.
As a sort of atonement she wrote 'Day after Day,' the story of a dismal and joyless orphan, who dies to the sound of angelic music, faint and farheard, filling the whole chamber.
She may long to make atonement, and may not know how to begin.
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.
"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."
"I came," she said softly, "because it was the only atonement I could make.