Synonyms for expiate
- atone for
- do penance
- pay one's dues
- square things
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPIATE
Future obedience, supposing it perfect, could not expiate past offences.
It was some comfort to think that fate had made him expiate our weakness.
Anti-republicans can only expiate their folly under the age of the guillotine.
Go to bed and sleep like the cherub you are, while I expiate here with my pipe.
But, whoever may have been the author, pains were taken to expiate the sacrilege.
He had thought of a plan to expiate his follies of the night.
Tell our father Kala-hoi, that we fear to meet him, and now go to expiate our crime.'
"You have got to expiate," Etienne Rambert said with the same harshness.
The sin was his, and he must expiate it; it was I and my children who were the innocent sufferers.
Enough for me to expiate my offences, I say, in the defence of the Holy City.