\ɛkspɪˈe͡ɪt], \ɛkspɪˈeɪt], \ɛ_k_s_p_ɪ__ˈeɪ_t]\
Definitions of EXPIATE
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
To atone for; to make satisfaction or reparation for; to extinguish the guilt of, as a crime, by sufferance of penalty, or some equivalent; "The treasurer obliged himself to expiate the injury."-Clarendon; "For the cure of this disease an humble, serious, hearty repentance is the only physic; not to expiate the guilt of it, but to qualify us to partake of the benefit of Christ's atonement."-Ray: to avert by certain observances (rare); "Frequent showers of stones ... could ... be expiated only by bringing to Rome Cybele."- T.H.Dyer.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
To atone for; to make satisfaction or reparation for; to extinguish the guilt of a crime by an act of sacrifice amounting to a total surrender; to avert by some ritual observance.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
To make reparation or satisfaction for; to atone for.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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