1. [syn: expiate, aby, abye, atone]
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.
1. To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends
for; to give satisfaction. [Obs.]
Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear. --Shak.
2. To endure; to abide. [Obs.]
But nought that wanteth rest can long aby.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make amends for; "expiate one's sins" [syn: expiate,
aby, abye, atone]