Translation of "atone for sth" - English-Traditional 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. 該國領導人表示願意為其以前的行為向世人謝罪。
atonement uk us /əˈtəʊn.mənt/ US  /-ˈtoʊn-/ noun [ U ] formal

He said that young hooligans should do community service as atonement for their crimes. 他說不良少年應該做些社區服務工作來補償過錯。

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

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!