Atone

Definition of Atone

A`tone´   Pronunciation: å`tōn´
v. i.1.To agree; to be in accordance; to accord.
[imp. & p. p. Atoned ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Atoning.]
He and Aufidius can no more atone
Than violentest contrariety.
- Shak.
2.To stand as an equivalent; to make reparation, compensation, or amends, for an offense or a crime.
The murderer fell, and blood atoned for blood.
- Pope.
The ministry not atoning for their former conduct by any wise or popular measure.
- Junius.
v. t.1.To set at one; to reduce to concord; to reconcile, as parties at variance; to appease.
I would do much
To atone them, for the love I bear to Cassio.
- Shak.
2.To unite in making.
The four elements . . . have atoned
A noble league.
- Ford.
3.To make satisfaction for; to expiate.
Or each atone his guilty love with life.
- Pope.

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