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English definition of “expiate”


verb [T] uk   /ˈek.spi.eɪt/ formal us  
to show that you are sorry for bad behaviour by doing something or accepting punishment: to expiate a crime/sinMaking and accepting apologies
noun [U] uk   /ˌek.spiˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  
the expiation of a sinMaking and accepting apologies
(Definition of expiate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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