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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 atone /əˈton/
 (vi.)補償,贖罪,彌補

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·tone v. i. [imp. & p. p. Atoned p. pr. & vb. n. Atoning.]
 1. To agree; to be in accordance; to accord. [Obs.]
 He and Aufidius can no more atone
 Than violentest contrariety.   --Shak.
 2. To stand as an equivalent; to make reparation, compensation, or amends, for an offense or a crime.
    The murderer fell, and blood atoned for blood.   --Pope.
    The ministry not atoning for their former conduct by any wise or popular measure.   --Junius.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·tone, v. t.
 1. To set at one; to reduce to concord; to reconcile, as parties at variance; to appease. [Obs.]
 I would do much
 To atone them, for the love I bear to Cassio.   --Shak.
 2. To unite in making. [Obs. & R.]
 The four elements . . . have atoned
 A noble league.   --Ford.
 3. To make satisfaction for; to expiate.
    Or each atone his guilty love with life.   --Pope.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 atone
      v 1: make amends for; "expiate one's sins" [syn: expiate, aby,
            abye]
      2: turn away from sin or do penitence [syn: repent]