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English definition of “expiate”


verb [T]     /ˈek.spi.eɪt/ formal
to show that you are sorry for bad behaviour by doing something or accepting punishment : to expiate a crime / sin Making and accepting apologies expiation     /ˌek.spiˈeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] the expiation of a sin Making and accepting apologies
(Definition of expiate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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