Expiate definitions

ĕk'spē-āt'
To make amends or reparation for; atone for.

Expiate one's sins by acts of penance.

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To make amends or reparation for (wrongdoing or guilt); atone for.
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To make amends; atone.
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To pay the penalty of; suffer for.
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To expiate is defined as to admit you did something that was a sin or something you feel guilty about and to pay a penalty.

When you feel guilty about a lie you told, and you come clean and ask for forgiveness, this is an example of a time when you expiate.

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(intransitive) To atone or make reparation for.
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To make amends or pay the penalty for.
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To purify with sacred rites.
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Origin of expiate

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