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expiate

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈek.spi.eɪt/ formal
to show that you are sorry for bad behaviour by doing something or accepting punishment: to expiate a crime/sin
expiation
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌek.spiˈeɪ.ʃən/
the expiation of a sin
Translations of “expiate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 贖(罪), 補償, 彌補…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赎(罪), 补偿, 弥补…
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