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expiate

División en sílabas: ex·pi·ate
Pronunciación: /ˈekspēˌāt
 
/

Definición de expiate en inglés:

verbo

[with object]
Atone for (guilt or sin): their sins must be expiated by sacrifice
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I agree with you David, and I think this is the way that he deals with his problems, and in fact the way he expiates his guilt.
  • Founded exactly 25 years ago, this group of ostentatious do-gooders vow ‘to promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt’.
  • This is not simply the story of a gentle, deluded old man whose attempts to expiate his guilt were poorly judged.
Sinónimos
atone for, make amends for, make up for, do penance for, pay for, redress, redeem, offset, make good

Origen

late 16th century (in the sense 'end (rage, sorrow, etc.) by suffering it to the full'): from Latin expiat- 'appeased by sacrifice', from the verb expiare, from ex- 'out' + piare (from pius 'pious').

Derivados

expiable

1
Pronunciación: /ˈekspēəbəl/
adjetivo

expiator

2
Pronunciación: /-ˌātər/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • He accepts the idea that he is to be the expiator for the damage done by mercantile capitalism.

expiatory

3
Pronunciación: /ˈekspēəˌtôrē/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • In an expiatory sacrifice the blood which is shed is regarded as wiping out a transgression.
  • Any expiatory rite is focused on the human predicament - on the problem of sin or cultic impurity.
  • Accordingly, he sees storytelling festivals as large expiatory and redemptory rituals of an almost religious kind.

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