Translation of "atone for sth" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary
atone for sth formal — phrasal verb with atone /əˈtəʊn/
› 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.
Making and accepting apologies atonement /əˈtəʊn.mənt/
/-ˈtoʊn-/ noun [U] formal
› He said that young hooligans should do community service as atonement for their crimes.
Making and accepting apologiesForgiveness in religion