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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To make amends, as for a sin or fault.
  • intransitive verb Archaic To agree.
  • intransitive verb To expiate.
  • intransitive verb Archaic To conciliate; appease.
  • intransitive verb Obsolete To reconcile or harmonize.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • At one; reconciled.
  • Together; at once.
  • To be at one; agree; be in accordance; accord.
  • To make reparation, amends, or satisfaction, as for an offense or a crime, or for an offender: with for.
  • To make up, as for errors or deficiencies; be a set-off or palliative.
  • To bring into concord; reconcile, as parties at variance.
  • To put in accordance; harmonize.
  • To unite in forming.
  • To conciliate; appease.
  • To expiate; answer or make satisfaction for.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • In concord or friendship; in agreement (with each other). e., to be or bring in or to a state of agreement or reconciliation.
  • Of the same opinion; agreed.
  • obsolete Together.
  • transitive verb obsolete To set at one; to reduce to concord; to reconcile, as parties at variance; to appease.
  • transitive verb Obs. & R. To unite in making.
  • transitive verb To make satisfaction for; to expiate.
  • intransitive verb obsolete To agree; to be in accordance; to accord.
  • intransitive verb To stand as an equivalent; to make reparation, compensation, or amends, for an offense or a crime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To make reparation, compensation, or amends, for an offence or a crime or a sin one has committed.
  • verb proscribed To clear (someone else) of wrongdoing, especially by standing as an equivalent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb turn away from sin or do penitence
  • verb make amends for

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English atonen, to be reconciled, from at one, in agreement : at, at; see at + one, one; see one.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From atone ("reconciled"), from Middle English atone, attone, atoon ("agreed", literally "at one"), equivalent to at +‎ one.

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