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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·pi·ate /ˈɛkspiˌet/
 (vt.)補償,贖(vi.)贖罪

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pi·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expiated p. pr. & vb. n. Expiating ]
 1. To extinguish the guilt of by sufferance of penalty or some equivalent; to make complete satisfaction for; to atone for; to make amends for; to make expiation for; as, to expiate a crime, a guilt, or sin.
    To expiate his treason, hath naught left.   --Milton.
    The Treasurer obliged himself to expiate the injury.   --Clarendon.
 2. To purify with sacred rites. [Obs.]
    Neither let there be found among you any one that shall expiate his son or daughter, making them to pass through the fire.   --Deut. xviii. 10 (Douay version)

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pi·ate a.  Terminated. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 expiate
      v : make amends for; "expiate one's sins" [syn: aby, abye, atone]