Atoner



to make amends or reparation, as for an offense or a crime, or for an offender (usually followed by for):
to atone for one’s sins.
to make up, as for errors or deficiencies (usually followed by for):
to atone for one’s failings.
Obsolete. to become reconciled; agree.
to make amends for; expiate:
He atoned his sins.
Obsolete. to bring into unity, harmony, concord, etc.
verb
(intransitive) foll by for. to make amends or reparation (for a crime, sin, etc)
(transitive) to expiate: to atone a guilt with repentance
(obsolete) to be in or bring into agreement
v.

1550s, from adverbial phrase atonen (c.1300) “in accord,” literally “at one,” a contraction of at and one. It retains the older pronunciation of one. The phrase perhaps is modeled on Latin adunare “unite,” from ad- “to, at” (see ad-) + unum “one.” Related: Atoned; atoning.

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    to make amends or reparation, as for an offense or a crime, or for an offender (usually followed by for): to atone for one’s sins. to make up, as for errors or deficiencies (usually followed by for): to atone for one’s failings. Obsolete. to become reconciled; agree. to make amends for; expiate: He atoned his […]

  • Atonia

    Pathology. lack of tone or energy; muscular weakness, especially in a contractile organ. Phonetics. lack of stress accent. noun (pathol) lack of normal tone or tension, as in muscles; abnormal relaxation of a muscle (phonetics) lack of stress or accent on a syllable or word atony at·o·ny (āt’ə-nē, āt’n-ē) or a·to·ni·a (ā-tō’nē-ə) n. Lack of […]



  • Atony

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  • Atonic

    Phonetics. . Obsolete, . Pathology. characterized by atony. Grammar. an word, syllable, or sound. Historical Examples During the periods of calm, on the contrary, the left side also is atonic. Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori Firstly, they are of use in simple debility and in atonic dyspepsia. The Action of Medicines in the System Frederick William […]



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