expiate

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ex·pi·ate

 (ĕk′spē-āt′)
v. ex·pi·at·ed, ex·pi·at·ing, ex·pi·ates
v.tr.
To make amends or reparation for; atone for: expiate one's sins by acts of penance.
v.intr.
To make amends; atone.

[Latin expiāre, expiāt- : ex-, intensive pref.; see ex- + piāre, to atone (from pius, devout).]

ex′pi·a′tor n.

expiate

(ˈɛkspɪˌeɪt)
vb
(Ecclesiastical Terms) (tr) to atone for or redress (sin or wrongdoing); make amends for
[C16: from Latin expiāre, from pius dutiful; see pious]
ˈexpiˌator n

ex•pi•ate

(ˈɛk spiˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to atone for; make amends or reparation for: to expiate a crime.
[1585–95; < Latin expiātus, past participle of expiāre=ex- ex-1 + piāre to propitiate]
ex′pi•a`tor, n.

expiate


Past participle: expiated
Gerund: expiating

Imperative
expiate
expiate
Present
I expiate
you expiate
he/she/it expiates
we expiate
you expiate
they expiate
Preterite
I expiated
you expiated
he/she/it expiated
we expiated
you expiated
they expiated
Present Continuous
I am expiating
you are expiating
he/she/it is expiating
we are expiating
you are expiating
they are expiating
Present Perfect
I have expiated
you have expiated
he/she/it has expiated
we have expiated
you have expiated
they have expiated
Past Continuous
I was expiating
you were expiating
he/she/it was expiating
we were expiating
you were expiating
they were expiating
Past Perfect
I had expiated
you had expiated
he/she/it had expiated
we had expiated
you had expiated
they had expiated
Future
I will expiate
you will expiate
he/she/it will expiate
we will expiate
you will expiate
they will expiate
Future Perfect
I will have expiated
you will have expiated
he/she/it will have expiated
we will have expiated
you will have expiated
they will have expiated
Future Continuous
I will be expiating
you will be expiating
he/she/it will be expiating
we will be expiating
you will be expiating
they will be expiating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been expiating
you have been expiating
he/she/it has been expiating
we have been expiating
you have been expiating
they have been expiating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been expiating
you will have been expiating
he/she/it will have been expiating
we will have been expiating
you will have been expiating
they will have been expiating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been expiating
you had been expiating
he/she/it had been expiating
we had been expiating
you had been expiating
they had been expiating
Conditional
I would expiate
you would expiate
he/she/it would expiate
we would expiate
you would expiate
they would expiate
Past Conditional
I would have expiated
you would have expiated
he/she/it would have expiated
we would have expiated
you would have expiated
they would have expiated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.expiate - make amends forexpiate - make amends for; "expiate one's sins"
redress, right, correct, compensate - make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

expiate

verb (Formal) make amends for, redeem, redress, atone for, do penance for repentant sinners seeking to expiate their wrongdoing
Translations
hyvittääsovittaasynninpäästö

expiate

[ˈekspɪeɪt] VTexpiar

expiate

[ˈɛkspieɪt] vt [+ sin, guilt] → expier

expiate

vtsühnen

expiate

[ˈɛkspɪˌeɪt] vt (fam) → espiare
References in classic literature ?
"Aren't you half expiating your crime by facing the suffering?" she cried, holding him close and kissing him.
I am not thinking of it and I am not thinking of expiating it, and why are you all rubbing it in on all sides?
None; unless it avail him somewhat that he was broker, down by long and exquisite suffering; that his mind was darkened and confused by the very remorse which harrowed it; that, between fleeing as an avowed criminal, and remaining as a hypocrite, conscience might find it hard to strike the balance; that it was human to avoid the peril of death and infamy, and the inscrutable machinations of an enemy; that, finally, to this poor pilgrim, on his dreary and desert path, faint, sick, miserable, there appeared a glimpse of human affection and sympathy, a new life, and a true one, in exchange for the heavy doom which he was now expiating. And be the stern and sad truth spoken, that the breach which guilt has once made into the human soul is never, in this mortal state, repaired.
It was revenge which kept him going--that and a feeling that in his suffering he was partially expiating the great wrong he had done the girl he loved--for hope of saving her from the fate into which he had trapped her had never existed.
He trusted that it was Heaven's intent to afford him an opportunity of expiating his sin; he hoped that he might find the bones so long unburied; and that, having laid the earth over them, peace would throw its sunlight into the sepulchre of his heart.
But Pilate attended to the matter of expiating his sin while he was alive, whereas St.
Sufferings and pains and death are not exclusively punishments for sin but have been transformed by Jesus Christ in His own passion and death as expressions of love expiating for sin.