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Definition of Atone


  1. To agree; to be in accordance; to accord.
  2. To stand as an equivalent; to make reparation, compensation, or amends, for an offense or a crime.
  3. To set at one; to reduce to concord; to reconcile, as parties at variance; to appease.
  4. To unite in making.
  5. To make satisfaction for; to expiate.

Atone Quotations

Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of your fathers.

What is past is past, there is a future left to all men, who have the virtue to repent and the energy to atone.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
Richard Steele

For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone.

Neither money nor position can atone to me for low birth.
Anthony Trollope
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Atone Translations

atone in French is expions, expient, expier, expiez
atone in Italian is espiare, espiare
atone in Spanish is vindicar, expiar
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