To set at one to lower to concord to reconcile as events at variance to appease
- To accept be in conformity to accord
- make amends for
- change away from sin or do penitence
- To concur; to stay accordance; to accord.
- to face as an equivalent; to create reparation, payment, or amends, for an offense or a crime.
- to create at one; to cut back to concord; to reconcile, as parties at variance; to appease.
- To unite for making.
- to produce satisfaction for; to expiate.
1550s, from adverbial expression atonen (c.1300) "in agreement," literally "at one," a contraction of at plus one. It retains the older pronunciation of one. The term perhaps is modeled on Latin adunare "unite," from ad- "to, at" (see ad-) + unum "one." Relevant: Atoned; atoning.
(v. i.) To agree; to stay in conformity; to accord.
- (v. i.) To stand as an equivalent; to create reparation, payment, or amends, for an offense or a crime.
- (v. t.) To create at one; to cut back to concord; to get together again, as parties at difference; to appease.
- (v. t.) To unite for making.
- (v. t.) In order to make satisfaction for; to expiate.
The splendid declamation of Camille, and the excellent part of the elder Horace, do not altogether atone for these defects.