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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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