Synonyms of atonement
amendsDictionary • True guilt is marked by a willingness to make atonement.
compensation • The present she left him was no compensation for her absence.
satisfaction • Buyers have the right to go to court and demand satisfaction.
redress • a legal battle to seek some redress from the government
reparation • a demand amongst victims for some sort of reparation
restitution • The victims are demanding full restitution.
penance • carrying out acts of penance for his sins
recompense • He demands no financial recompense for his troubles.
expiation (formal) • a rite of expiation for their sins
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compensationIf something is some compensation for something bad that has happened, it makes you feel better.
• The present she left him was no compensation for her absence.
expiation (formal)If you expiate guilty feelings or bad behaviour, you do something to indicate that you are sorry for what you have done. (noun)
• a rite of expiation for their sins
penanceIf you do penance for something wrong that you have done, you do something that you find unpleasant to show that you are sorry.
• carrying out acts of penance for his sins • The penance imposed on him proved light.
Thesaurus for atonement from the Collins English Thesaurus