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synonyms for expiate

  • absolve
  • amend
  • appease
  • atone
  • compensate
  • correct
  • excuse
  • forgive
  • rectify
  • redeem
  • redress
  • remedy
  • atone for
  • do penance
  • pay one's dues
  • square things
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antonyms for expiate

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  • blame
  • charge
  • damage
  • forfeit
  • harm
  • injure
  • lose
  • punish
  • worsen
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How to use expiate in a sentence

Leave inquietude and remorse to those corrupt women who have cause to reproach themselves, or who have crimes to expiate.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
Our former lapses require tears, shame and sorrow to expiate them.
THE LOVE LETTERS OF ABELARD AND HELOISEPETER ABELARD
Descended of an ancient and noble family, he was doomed to expiate a crime, of which he had been guilty, at Tyburn.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
After her abdication in 1367, Petermann entered the monastery to expiate the sins and follies of his youth.
TYROL AND ITS PEOPLECLIVE HOLLAND
If this maiden on a Brahman casts her eye, devoid of shame, Let her expiate her folly in a pyre of blazing flame!
MAHA-BHARATAANONYMOUS
The Freethinker, treated as a moral leper, is driven from his home and goes abroad to expiate his sin of unorthodoxy.
LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT AND MODERN, VOL. 15VARIOUS
For he was able to expiate sins by dying, because He both died, and not for sin of His own.
THE CITY OF GOD, VOLUME IAURELIUS AUGUSTINE
Some we read baptized to appease the wrath of the Gods and to expiate sin.
WATER BAPTISMJAMES H. MOON
As you say, you have suffered enough already to expiate your fault.
THE LOST LADY OF LONEE.D.E.N. SOUTHWORTH
He has made his own hell by his mistake in the past and in this incarnation he must live in it and expiate his blunder.
ELEMENTARY THEOSOPHYL. W. ROGERS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO EXPIATE

  • absolve
  • answer
  • apologize
  • appease
  • balance
  • correct
  • counterbalance
  • do penance
  • expiate
  • make amends
  • make redress
  • make reparation
  • make up for
  • offset
  • outweigh
  • pay
  • pay one's dues
  • propitiate
  • recompense
  • reconcile
  • redeem
  • redress
  • repair
  • set off
  • square
  • take one's medicine
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.