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a•tone



Pronunciation: (u-tōn'), [key]
v., a•toned, a•ton•ing.


v.i.
1. to make amends or reparation, as for an offense or a crime, or for an offender (usually fol. by for): to atone for one's sins.
2. to make up, as for errors or deficiencies (usually fol. by for): to atone for one's failings.
3. Obs.to become reconciled; agree.

v.t.
1. to make amends for; expiate: He atoned his sins.
2. Obs.to bring into unity, harmony, concord, etc.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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