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Word 12: Expiate

Definition and Part of Speech

tr. v. To make amends for; to atone for


  1. Absolve
  2. Appease
  3. Amend


  1. Blame
  2. Charge
  3. Damage


  1. He tried to expiate himself after not doing his homework.
  2. All his time in jail did nothing to expiate his inner guilt.
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