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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.