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with Anu Garg

expiate

PRONUNCIATION:
(EK-spee-ayt)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To atone, to make amends for.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin expiare (to atone for), from ex- (thoroughly) + piare (to atone), from pius (dutiful).

USAGE:
"Is she expiating her guilt for being a neglectful daughter?"
Mark Schilling; Tossing Cash Round Like Confetti; Japan Times (Tokyo); Oct 30, 2009.

See more usage examples of expiate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The cardinal doctrine of a fanatic's creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God. -Andrew Dickson White, diplomat, historian, and educator (1832-1918)

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