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English noun: atonement

1. atonement (possession) compensation for a wrong

SamplesWe were unable to get satisfaction from the local store.

Synonymsexpiation, satisfaction

Broader (hypernym)amends, damages, indemnification, indemnity, redress, restitution

2. atonement (act) the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)

Synonymsexpiation, propitiation

Broader (hypernym)redemption, salvation

Narrower (hyponym)amends, reparation

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