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 atones
Ganz: This is where everyone makes their decisions and atones with their fathers.‘Community’: Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Gillian Jacobs & Megan Ganz Roundtable|Jace Lacob|February 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And one which atones for its folly in assisting people into the world by its efficacy in assisting them out of it again.The Prude's Progress|Jerome K. Jerome
The good American is, as a rule, pretty hard upon roguery, but he atones for his austerity by an amiable toleration of rogues.The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays|Ambrose Bierce
And in that holy moment I saw into the inner heaven of woman's love, which purifies and atones for the world.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill
It also atones for sins, and lessens the purgatorial period after death; this is another.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
If He atones for the sin of mankind, He can be then the restorer;—the one is as much part of His character as the other.Jesus Fulfils the Law|One of the Society of Friends