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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

We fear doing too little when we should do more. Then atone by doing too much, when perhaps we should do less.
Robert Trout

It is tragic that the Fuehrer should have the whole nation behind him with the single exception of the Army generals. In my opinion it is only by action that they can now atone for their faults of lack of character and discipline.
Alfred Jodl
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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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