atone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From atone (reconciled), from Middle English atone, attone, atoon (agreed, literally at one), equivalent to at +‎ one.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈtəʊn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈtoʊn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊn

Verb[edit]

atone (third-person singular simple present atones, present participle atoning, simple past and past participle atoned)

  1. to make reparation, compensation, or amends, for an offence or a crime or a sin one has committed
    Synonyms: expiate, propitiate
  2. (proscribed) to clear (someone else) of wrongdoing, especially by standing as an equivalent

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Adjective[edit]

atone (plural atones)

  1. expressionless
  2. (linguistics) unstressed
  3. (linguistics) mute

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

atone f pl

  1. Feminine plural of adjective atono.

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