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atone for

To take responsibility and/or accept punishment for one's mistakes or misdeeds. I atoned for my sins before I started going to church again. I think she'll forgive you if you just atone for your mistake.

atone for something

to make amends for an error. You must atone for the bad things you have done.
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When asked if the Muslim player was an "ambassador of Islam" in the West, Al Baili purportedly said: "He does not represent Islam and must atone.
To cover this shame, maybe he can atone by showing that he is fighting beside their soldiers in Afghanistan," he added.
If Jesus died "to atone for our sins," he would therefore not have had to die if mankind, including myself was sinless, therefore mankind, including myself caused his death, therefore being "guilty"?
Radcliffe, who last month had to pull out of chasing a fourth victory at the London Marathon with a toe injury which caused the problem with her left hip, still believes she can atone for her Greek setback.
In the end, atOne Software goes beyond IT services and solutions, we provide business solutions intended to benefit your business in tangible ways, we want to see positive changes in your processes and your profits because you are using these systems," atOne software manager Rhiannon Kelso said.
REGAL STEP could try to atone for a couple of disappointing efforts in the St Hugh's Stakes on August 17 at Newbury.
Macorville, agonisingly pipped at the post in the Northumberland Plate by Juniper Girl, will try to atone for that near-miss in the skybet.
He followed it up with three pins in four matches and added a 9-3 semifinal victory over Canyon Springs of Moreno Valley's Robert Wetzel to atone for last year's sixth-place finish at 119, when a shoulder injury limited his performance on the mat.
And order Dick and Lynne Cheney to atone for past silence on LGBT issues by serving as national chairs of PFLAG.
To atone for this offence, the board ordered the StarPhoenix and Owens to pay the complainants $1,500 each in damages and to promise that they would never again publish such an advertisement.
But inexpensive cameras atone can't explain the trend.
GUNG-HO Graham Rix will order his Jambos to have a go at Rangers today to atone for their dreadful display in a 1-0 Ibrox defeat on their last meeting.
The game that so shamed Bush he had to atone by flushing more than $200 billion into the toxic waters of the Delta?
Evatt struck after the hosts had failed to clear a long throw, to atone for his error that led to the Dons' opener.
The Tibetan-based Vajrayana, or Tantric, school, while well known, comprises a minority of Buddhists and it is atone in holding the view that the Dalai Lama is an incarnation of the Buddha.