expiate [ ek-spee-eyt ]
verb (used with object), ex·pi·at·ed, ex·pi·at·ing.
1. to atone for; make amends or reparation for: to expiate one's crimes.
remedy, rectify, amend, forgive, absolve, atone, excuse, redeem, compensate, redress, appease, correct
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Origin: 1585–95; < Latin expiātus (past participle of expiāre to atone for, make good), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + piā(re) to propitiate (see pious) + -tus past participle suffix
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