Synonyms for expiates
- atone for
- do penance
- pay one's dues
- square things
Antonyms for expiates
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPIATES
The soul, in its transmigration, expiates the sins committed in a former state of being.
The blood that expiates and the water that cleanses flowed from the pierced side of a crucified Christ.
Fourth act—he expiates his crime and sees a chance to regain happiness after a long, weary probation.
Nearly every man who expiates a crime upon the gallows is a believer in the Bible.
There she expiates her wrong-doing by a life of devotion and expresses the utmost affection for me.
So he renounces his desires, and expiates the sin of being alive by retirement from the world.
c.1600 (OED entry has a typographical error in the earliest date), from Latin expiatus, past participle of expiare "to make amends, atone for (see expiation). Related: Expiable (1560s); expiated; expiating.