Meaning of atone
Pronunciation: (u-tōn'), [key]
— v., a•toned, a•ton•ing.
- 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.
- to make up, as for errors or deficiencies (usually fol. by for): to atone for one's failings.
- to become reconciled; agree.
- to make amends for; expiate: He atoned his sins.
- to bring into unity, harmony, concord, etc.
- atone (Thesaurus)