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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 ?
And they produce a host of books written by Musaeus and Orpheus, who were children of the Moon and the Muses--that is what they say-- according to which they perform their ritual, and persuade not only individuals, but whole cities, that expiations and atonements for sin may be made by sacrifices and amusements which fill a vacant hour, and are equally at the service of the living and the dead; the latter sort they call mysteries, and they redeem us from the pains of hell, but if we neglect them no one knows what awaits us.
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?
Rook lifted her hand solemnly "Say," she answered, "that a dying sinner is making atonement for sin.