Definition Of expiate

verb

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.


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