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synonyms for atone

  • apologize
  • redeem
  • absolve
  • answer
  • appease
  • balance
  • correct
  • counterbalance
  • expiate
  • offset
  • outweigh
  • pay
  • propitiate
  • recompense
  • reconcile
  • redress
  • repair
  • square
  • do penance
  • make amends
  • make redress
  • make reparation
  • make up for
  • pay one's dues
  • set off
  • take one's medicine
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antonyms for atone

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  • disagree
  • spoil
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How to use atone in a sentence

Perhaps all the medals and ceremonies are our constant, insufficient attempt to atone.
WHAT MIKE FANONE CAN'T FORGETMOLLY BALLAUGUST 5, 2021TIME
He insists he is not atoning for his former career in the oil industry.
CAPPING METHANE-SPEWING OIL WELLS, ONE HOLE AT A TIMENICK EHLIJULY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The radicals’ vision of acknowledging the horrors of the past to begin atoning for them carried the day as the Civil War reached its concluding stages.
THE STATUE OF CHIEF JUSTICE TANEY NEVER BELONGED IN THE CAPITOLCOREY BROOKSJULY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Cynics said he had taken the presidency of the World Bank to atone for his actions as defense secretary.
"WE OWE IT TO FUTURE GENERATIONS TO EXPLAIN WHY." HOW ROBERT MCNAMARA CAME TO WRITE HIS MEMOIRS ABOUT VIETNAMPETER OSNOSJUNE 1, 2021TIME
What I did was wrong, and I have been atoning for the last 11 years.
ARMY CAPTAIN WHO SPIED FOR RUSSIA SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISONTOM JACKMAN, RACHEL WEINERMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
So we’re willing to believe both that Neil would sin in such a way — and that he would have to spend his adulthood atoning.
HOW GOLD DIGGERS FINDS THE HORROR IN PETTY HIGH SCHOOL BETRAYALCONSTANCE GRADYMAY 14, 2021VOX
They remind us that all Americans have a duty to know and atone for what Okinawa has endured.
A RETURN TO THE OKINAWA SHE NEVER KNEWAKEMI JOHNSONAPRIL 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Because if that was to atone for man's sin, it was needless, as God could have forgiven man without Himself suffering.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
The old gentleman, her father, I have heard, used to atone for his weekday sins with his Sunday devotions.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
He does not like children, and is satisfied to have Amy back, and is trying to atone for his former harshness.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
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