expiate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to produce amends or reparation for; atone: expiate a person's sins by acts of penance.
    • To extinguish the guilt of by sufferance of punishment or some comparable; which will make full satisfaction for; to atone for; in order to make amends for; to create expiation for.
    • To purify with sacred rites.
    • which will make amends or reparation for; atone: expiate a person's sins by functions of penance.
    • To extinguish the shame of by sufferance of penalty or some comparable; in order to make complete pleasure for; to atone for; in order to make amends for; to help make expiation for.
    • To purify with sacred rites.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to help make amends; atone.
    • to help make amends; atone.
  • verb:
    • To atone or make reparation for.
    • which will make amends or pay the penalty for.
    • to ease or cleanse of shame.
    • make amends for
    • To atone or make reparation for.
    • which will make amends or spend the punishment for.
    • to alleviate or cleanse of shame.
    • make amends for
  • adjective:
    • Terminated.
    • Terminated.
  • others:
    • To atone for; make satisfaction or reparation for; pull or seek to remove the ethical shame of (a crime or evil work), or counteract its wicked results, by struggling a penalty or doing a bit of counterbalancing great.
    • To avert by particular observances.
    • Expired.
    • To atone for; make satisfaction or reparation for; remove or seek to take away the moral shame of (a crime or evil act), or counteract its evil impacts, by enduring a penalty or doing some counterbalancing great.
    • To avert by particular observances.
    • Expired.

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