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/
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  • Rhymes: -əʊn

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (intransitive) To make reparation, compensation, or amends for an offence or crime 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

  1. Feminine plural of adjective atono.

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