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English verb: atone

1. atone (social) make amends for

SamplesExpiate one's sins.

Synonymsaby, abye, expiate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)compensate, correct, redress, right

2. atone (emotion) turn away from sin or do penitence


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

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