Definition of atone in English:
- Is it possible for that family to make amends and atone for its ill-gotten gains?
- This, they hold, gives the man a chance to atone for any hasty decision he might have taken.
- His successors on Chicago's south side have a chance to atone for those sins this week.
Middle English (originally in the sense 'make or become united or reconciled', rare before the 16th century): from at one in early use; later by back-formation from atonement.
Words that rhyme with atonealone, Beaune, bemoan, blown, bone, Capone, clone, Cohn, Cologne, condone, cone, co-own, crone, drone, enthrone, flown, foreknown, foreshown, groan, grown, half-tone, home-grown, hone, Joan, known, leone, loan, lone, mephedrone, moan, Mon, mown, ochone, outflown, outgrown, own, phone, pone, prone, Rhône, roan, rone, sewn, shown, Simone, Sloane, Soane, sone, sown, stone, strown, throne, thrown, tone, trombone, Tyrone, unbeknown, undersown, windblown, zone
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