verb (used without object), a·toned, a·ton·ing.
verb (used with object), a·toned, a·ton·ing.
Origin of atone
Examples from the Web for atoned
Andrew Sullivan, for my money, has atoned in ways Hitchens never did (and Kelly never had the chance to).
More recently, he and his wife, Lynne, have atoned for their tight-fistedness.
She had been the one woman whose faults were entrancing, whose genuine temperament would have atoned for as many more.A Daughter of the Vine|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
But the dismalness of nature is atoned for by the cheeriness and hospitality of one section of the population.The Cruise of the 'Alerte'|E. F. Knight
The sins of the believer have all been atoned for on the cross.The All-Sufficiency of Christ|Charles Henry Mackintosh
The injury was irreparable, and could only be atoned for by the blood of the destroyer.The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector|William Carleton
Bid him have no fear for me who by this last sorrow have atoned my crimes and am in his embrace regenerate.Ayesha|H. Rider Haggard