Expiate Definition

expiated, expiates, expiating
expiated, expiates, expiating
To make amends or reparation for (wrongdoing or guilt); atone for.
Webster's New World
To make amends; atone.
American Heritage
To pay the penalty of; suffer for.
Webster's New World
To purify with sacred rites.

Origin of Expiate

  • Latin expiāre expiāt- ex- intensive pref. ex– piāre to atone (from pius devout)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin expiatum, past participle of expiō (“atone for”).

    From Wiktionary

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