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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. make amends for;
- Example: "expiate one's sins"
[syn: expiate, aby, abye, atone]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

aby \aby\ v. 1. atone for, make amends for [WordNet 1.5] Aby
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aby \A*by"\, Abye \A*bye"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Abought.] [AS. [=a]bycgan to pay for; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + bycgan to buy. See Buy, and cf. Abide.] 1. To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends for; to give satisfaction. [Obs.] Syn: expiate [1913 Webster] Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To endure; to abide. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] But nought that wanteth rest can long aby. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

aby v 1: make amends for; "expiate one's sins" [syn: expiate, aby, abye, atone]