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atone

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishatonea‧tone /əˈtəʊn $ əˈtoʊn/ verb [intransitive] formal  REGRET/FEEL SORRYto do something to show that you are sorry for having done something wrongatone for Richard was anxious to atone for his thoughtlessness.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
atoneAs always, too, his thoughts turned quickly to find some way of atoning.For these she would not atone.In a few short but intense years we began to atone for centuries of environmental degradation.Ma'am, what would you have me do to atone for my sin?Sins which can cause our soul to be lost for ever in hell need to be atoned for, need to be covered.For the most part, they listened respectfully as community leaders and peers encouraged everyone to atone, unite and reconcile.
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Verb table
atone
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyatone
he, she, itatones
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyatoned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave atoned
he, she, ithas atoned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad atoned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill atone
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have atoned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam atoning
he, she, itis atoning
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you, we, theyare atoning
Past
I, he, she, itwas atoning
you, we, theywere atoning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been atoning
he, she, ithas been atoning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been atoning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be atoning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been atoning
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