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atone

a·tone

atone

 
pronunciation:
ton
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: atoned, atones, atoning
definition: to make reparation for a sin, crime, error, or the like (usu. fol. by for).
The CEO attempted to atone for the company's negligence with a public apology.Later in life, he felt a great need to atone for his sins.
synonyms:
make amends, repent
similar words:
pay, recompense
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to make reparation for (a sin, crime, error, or the like).
synonyms:
expiate, make up
similar words:
compensate, pay, purge, recompense, satisfy
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derivations: atonable (adj.), atoner (n.)
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