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atone for sth

formal
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.
Translations of “atone for sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 贖(罪), 彌補,補償(過錯)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赎(罪), 弥补,补偿(过错)…
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