Translation of "atone for sth" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

atone for sth

formal phrasal verb with atone /əˈtəʊn/ US  /-ˈtoʊn/ verb

to do something that shows that you are sorry for something bad that you did

The country's leader has expressed a wish to atone for his actions in the past. 该国领导人表示愿意为其以前的行为向世人谢罪。
atonement uk us /əˈtəʊn.mənt/ US  /-ˈtoʊn-/ noun [ U ] formal

He said that young hooligans should do community service as atonement for their crimes. 他说不良少年应该做些社区服务工作来补偿过错。

(Translation of “atone for sth” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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