Definition Of expiate
atone for (guilt or sin).
their sins must be expiated by sacrifice
Example Of expiate
Abby and Scott sublimate their guilt while Buddy tries to expiate his through a material gift.
Accordingly, he sees storytelling festivals as large expiatory and redemptory rituals of an almost religious kind.
Am I expiating the crime of slighting my father so much?
Any expiatory rite is focused on the human predicament - on the problem of sin or cultic impurity.
‘I'm clear in my mind about the need to expiate our collective guilt as a society,’ said the party leader.