1. In concord or friendship; in agreement (with each other); as, to be, bring, make, or set, at one, i. E, to be or bring in or to a state of agreement or reconciliation. "If gentil men, or othere of hir contree Were wrothe, she wolde bringen hem atoon." (Chaucer)

2. Of the same opinion; agreed; as, on these points we are at one.

3. Together. "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)

Origin: OE. At on, atone, atoon, attone.

(01 Mar 1998)

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