verb (used without object), a·toned, a·ton·ing.
verb (used with object), a·toned, a·ton·ing.
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Origin of atone
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How to use atone in a sentence
In shul this week on Yom Kippur, however, I'd rather focus on the atoning I need to do myself.
As for Serbia, it has some more atoning to do before EU membership can be assured.
Its leisurely evolutions were irritating, but at last it moved forward with atoning rapidity and the fight was on.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
From the feast He goes straightway to this lonely garden, and there begins His dread atoning work.
Never was the love of the Father deeper and stronger than when His Son was offering up the all-atoning sacrifice.
When the high-priest had performed the atoning rites, he was not permitted to stay within.
The two notions of ratifying the covenant and atoning for sin cannot be separated.
British Dictionary definitions for atone
Derived forms of atoneatonable or atoneable, adjectiveatoner, noun
Word Origin for atone
Idioms and Phrases with atone
In agreement, in harmony, as in John and Pat were at one on every subject except her cat, which made him sneeze, or Springtime always makes me feel at one with nature. [1300s]