Definition of 'atone'
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Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This allows a person to avoid a criminal record if they plead guilty and are seen to atone for their crime.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It is baffling but he must have somehow managed to atone for his sins and convince her that he has changed.The Sun (2012)
Clearly the man wants to atone for his sins and continues to punish himself by refusing offers of kindness or love.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It's the only way to atone for this guilt.Christianity Today (2000) The Sun (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Germany demands that the debtor nations of southern Europe atone for their sins, insisting on painful austerity.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
At least they will have a chance to atone for their sins second time around, and when they do they could profitably think primarily about tempo.Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
OK, if they try to do something to atone for their sins it would be different but they don't recognise that they sinned.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Definition of atone from the Collins English Dictionary