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expiate

[ ek-spee-eyt ]
/ 藞蓻k spi藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ex路pi路at路ed, ex路pi路at路ing.
to atone for; make amends or reparation for: to expiate one's crimes.
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Origin of expiate

1585鈥95; <Latin expi膩tus (past participle of expi膩re to atone for, make good), equivalent to ex-ex-1 + pi膩(re) to propitiate (see pious) + -tus past participle suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM expiate

ex路pi路a路tor, nounun路ex路pi路at路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for expiate

expiate
/ (藞蓻ksp瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to atone for or redress (sin or wrongdoing); make amends for

Derived forms of expiate

expiator, noun

Word Origin for expiate

C16: from Latin expi膩re, from pius dutiful; see pious
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