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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
赎(罪);弥补,补偿(过错)
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。
Making and accepting apologies
atonement
 
 
/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。
Making and accepting apologiesForgiveness in religion
Translations of “atone for sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 贖(罪), 彌補,補償(過錯)…
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