Atone

  • 1 atone — atone …

    Dictionnaire des rimes

  • 2 atone — [ atɔn; aton ] adj. • 1813; gr. atonos 1 ♦ Méd. Qui manque de ton, de tonicité, en parlant des tissus vivants. Un intestin atone. ⇒ paresseux. 2 ♦ (1839) Plus cour. Qui manque de vie, de vigueur, de vitalité, d énergie. Un être atone. ⇒ amorphe,… …

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  • 3 Atone — A*tone , v. t. 1. To set at one; to reduce to concord; to reconcile, as parties at variance; to appease. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I would do much To atone them, for the love I bear to Cassio. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To unite in making. [Obs. & R.]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 atone — atone; atone·ment; atone·a·ble; …

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  • 5 Atone — A*tone ([.a]*t[=o]n ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Atoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Atoning}.] [From at one,, i. e., to be, or cause to be, at one. See {At one}.] 1. To agree; to be in accordance; to accord. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He and Aufidius can no more… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 atone — ► VERB (atone for) ▪ make amends for. ORIGIN from at one …

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  • 7 atone — index compensate (counterbalance), redeem (satisfy debts), redress, restore (return) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 20 …

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  • 8 atone — (v.) 1550s, from adverbial phrase atonen (c.1300) in accord, lit. at one, a contraction of AT (Cf. at) and ONE (Cf. one). It retains the older pronunciation of one. The phrase perhaps is modeled on L. adunare unite, from ad to, at (see AD (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 atone — *expiate Analogous words: compensate, *pay: propitiate, conciliate, appease (see PACIFY) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 atone — [v] compensate; make amends for former misdoing absolve, answer, apologize, appease, balance, correct, counterbalance, do penance, expiate, make amends, make redress, make reparation, make up for, offset, outweigh, pay, pay one’s dues*,… …

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  • 11 atone — [ə tōn′] vi. atoned, atoning [ME at onen, become reconciled < at one, in accord: see AT1 & ONE] 1. to make amends or reparation (for a wrongdoing, a wrongdoer, etc.) 2. Obs. to be in agreement vt. Obs …

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  • 12 Atone — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Atone », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) L adjectif atone signifie qui manque de tonus .… …

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  • 13 atone — v. (D; intr.) to atone for (to atone for one s sins) * * * [ə təʊn] (D; intr.) to atone for (to atone for one s sins) …

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  • 14 ATONE — adj. des deux genres Qui manque de ton, de vigueur. Un corps atone. Un regard atone. Il signifie, en termes de Grammaire, Qui n’a pas l’accent tonique. Syllabe atone …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 15 atone — atonable, atoneable, adj. atoner, n. atoningly, adv. /euh tohn /, v., atoned, atoning. 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… …

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  • 16 atone — a|tone [əˈtəun US əˈtoun] v [i]formal [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: at one in agreement ] to do something to show that you are sorry for having done something wrong atone for ▪ Richard was anxious to atone for his thoughtlessness …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 atone — [16] As its spelling suggests, but its pronunciation disguises, atone comes from the phrase at one ‘united, in harmony’, lexicalized as atone in early modern English. It may have been modelled on Latin adūnāre ‘unite’, which 41 attorney was… …

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  • 18 atone — [[t]əto͟ʊn[/t]] atones, atoning, atoned VERB If you atone for something that you have done, you do something to show that you are sorry you did it. [FORMAL] [V for n] He felt he had atoned for what he had done to his son... [V by ing] He atoned… …

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  • 19 atone — UK [əˈtəʊn] / US [əˈtoʊn] verb [intransitive] Word forms atone : present tense I/you/we/they atone he/she/it atones present participle atoning past tense atoned past participle atoned formal to show that you are sorry for doing something bad or… …

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  • 20 atone — [16] As its spelling suggests, but its pronunciation disguises, atone comes from the phrase at one ‘united, in harmony’, lexicalized as atone in early modern English. It may have been modelled on Latin adūnāre ‘unite’, which was similarly… …

    Word origins