[ US /ˈɛkspiˌeɪt/ ]
[ UK /ɛkspɪˈe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. make amends for
    expiate one's sins
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How To Use expiate In A Sentence

  • He is to be sacrificed to ensure the sins of the settlement are expiated.
  • Aristodemus went home and found himself ostracized, a national villain until he expiated his disgrace by dying a hero at Plataea.
  • The disgrace was expiated by a more noble alliance with a princess of China; and the decisive battle which almost extirpated the nation of the Geougen, established in Tartary the new and more powerful empire of the Turks. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • His perjury has now been completely expiated, and is very unlikely to recur.
  • Possessing no ecclesiastic franchise, they expiate their grief by posting an InMemoriam notice.
  • By depriving them of all their wealth, by chains and immurement in dungeons, by disfiguring them (they may be made to expiate their guilt). The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
  • It was his way to soothe hurt, or expiate guilt or smooth troubled waters. PAINT THE WIND
  • Palissot, * at sixty years old, was destined to expiate in a prison a satire upon Rousseau, written when he was only twenty, and escaped, not by the interposition of justice, but by the efficacity of a bon mot. A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Complete Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners
  • He had a chance to confess and expiate his guilt.
  • I agree with you David, and I think this is the way that he deals with his problems, and in fact the way he expiates his guilt.
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