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Aby Definition

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[v] make amends for; "expiate one's sins"

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abye, atone, expiate

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compensate, correct, redress, right

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\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.] Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear. --Shak.
2. To endure; to abide. [Obs.] But nought that wanteth rest can long aby. --Spenser.

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