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 Dictionary entry overview: What does atone mean? 

ATONE (verb)
  The verb ATONE has 2 senses:

1. make amends for
2. turn away from sin or do penitence

  Familiarity information: ATONE used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ATONE (verb)

Sense 1atone [BACK TO TOP]


Make amends for

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events


aby; abye; atone; expiate

Context example:

expiate one's sins

Hypernyms (to "atone" is one way to...):

compensate; correct; redress; right (make reparations or amends for)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP

Sense 2atone [BACK TO TOP]


Turn away from sin or do penitence

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


repent; atone

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

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