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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To show you are sorry for something you have done wrong by accepting your punishment willingly, or trying to do something to improve what you did. To make satisfaction or amends for.

Usage examples (30)
  • The driver will expiate the ticket by paying the full fine.
  • expiate one's sins
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  • By sacrifice of joy and life I now attempt to expiate it. for more
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