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expiateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈek.spi.eɪt/ formal
to show that you are ​sorry for ​badbehaviour by doing something or ​acceptingpunishment: to expiate a ​crime/​sin
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌek.spiˈeɪ.ʃən/
the expiation of a ​sin
(Definition of expiate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “expiate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 赎(罪), 补偿, 弥补…
in Chinese (Traditional) 贖(罪), 補償, 彌補…
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