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atone for sth

phrasal verb with atone uk   /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.
(Definition of atone for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “atone for sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 赎(罪), 弥补,补偿(过错)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 贖(罪), 彌補,補償(過錯)…
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