Expiate

transitive verb

Definition: To make amends for; to atone for.

Synonyms

  1. redeem
  2. correct
  3. repair

Antonyms

  1. punish
  2. worsen
  3. damage

  • After calling his girlfriend stupid, Michael tried to expiate his relationship by buying her flowers and giving her a big hug.
  • Miley Cyrus has made a few recent attempts to expiate her public image by wearing more modest clothing and volunteering at several charity events.
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Tiger Woods: "I'm Deeply Sorry"