Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun atonement

2 senses of atonement

Sense 1
atonement, expiation, satisfaction -- (compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store")
       => damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification, restitution, redress -- (a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury)

Sense 2
expiation, atonement, propitiation -- (the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity))
       => redemption, salvation -- ((theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil)

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