make amends for;
"expiate one's sins"
turn away from sin or do penitence
- Nothing could atone for the loss of good blood.
- He wished to atone for the wrong he had done.
- He could not avoid having to atone for what he had done.
- I am afraid he can not atone for all his misdeed .
Then is there mirth in heaven, When earthly things made even Atone together.出自：As You Like It , Shakespeare