Expiate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈekspieɪt|  American pronunciation of the word expiate
Brit.  |ˈɛkspɪeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word expiate

verb

- make amends for(syn: aby, abye, atone)

expiate one's sins

Examples

...Yom Kippur is the holy day on which Jews are expected to expiate sins committed during the past year....

She expiated her crime by becoming a nun.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: expiate
he/she/it: expiates
present participle: expiating
past tense: expiated
past participle: expiated
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