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atonement

noun

1 atonement

Compensation for a wrong.

synonyms: expiation, satisfaction.

Roget 952: atonement, reparation; compromise, composition; compensation etc. 30; quittance, quits; expiation, redemption, reclamation, conciliation, propitiation; ... show more

Roget 973: reward, recompense, remuneration, meed, guerdon, reguerdon; price.    [payment for damage or debt] indemnity, indemnification; quittance; compensation; reparation, redress, ... show more

Roget 790: restitution, return; rendition, reddition; restoration; reinvestment, recuperation; rehabilitation etc. (reconstruction) 660; reparation, atonement; compensation, ... show more



2 atonement

The act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity).

synonyms: expiation, propitiation.

Roget 976: Deity, Divinity; Godhead, Godship; Omnipotence, Providence; Heaven (metonymically). [Quality of being divine] divineness, divinity.    God, Lord, Jehovah, ... show more

Dutch: boetedoening, penitentie
Polish: pokuta


Moby thesaurus: amends, appeasement, balancing, blood money, commutation, compensation, consideration, counteraction, counterbalancing, damages, expiation, guerdon, honorarium, indemnification, indemnity, lex talionis, making good, meed, offsetting, paying back ... show more.

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