expiate expiate  /ˈɛk spi ˌeɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (v) make amends for

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Usage(s):

  1. Pam goes to confession almost every week in an attempt to expiate her sins.
  2. The crime of the owners of the chemical factory that caused death to so many innocents cannot be expiated by a few thousand dollars given in compensation.

News

  • What The Atlantic’s Millennial Article Gets Wrong About Twentysomethings

    Ron Fournier's new piece about Millennials ultimately falls prey to the same fallacy as its predecessors: the overriding desire to believe that Millennials are different than previous generations. What's behind this desire—a pressing need to justify, and expiate, the rapidly shrinking economic opportunities afforded to young people—says more about the people writing the Millennial articles than ...
    on August 27, 2013     Source: Mediaite

Quotes

  • "To expiate the pain of losing her first-born son in the Iraq war, Cindy Sheehan decided to cheer herself up by engaging in Stalinist agitprop outside President Bush's Crawford ranch. ...... After your third profile on Entertainment Tonight, you're...
    on Jun 9, 2006 By: Ann Coulter Source: USA Today

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /