verb (used with object), expiated, expiating.
to atone for; make amends or reparation for: to expiate one's crimes.

1585–95; < Latin expiātus (past participle of expiāre to atone for, make good), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + piā(re) to propitiate (see pious) + -tus past participle suffix

expiator, noun
unexpiated, adjective
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expiate (ˈɛkspɪˌeɪt)
(tr) to atone for or redress (sin or wrongdoing); make amends for
[C16: from Latin expiāre, from pius dutiful; see pious]

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, from L. expiatus (see expiation). Related: Expiated; expiating.
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Example sentences
They now have their court novelists, along with their psychiatrists and then-
  debt counselors, to expiate the evil spirits.
But when he falls in love with one of the deportees, the girl with the
  bewitching eyes, he begins to expiate his sins.
If the play is Eliot's attempt to expiate his sin, it is no wonder he later
  renounced it.
To expiate in shame the crimes I've done.
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