English to Afrikaans Meaning :: expiate

Expiate :
versoen
- versoen

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Verb(1) make amends for

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(1) It is absurd to indict a whole people or to banish a whole people to some historical purgatory where they can expiate their sins.(2) King Lear is a metaphorical description of one man's journey through hell in order to expiate his sin.(3) Founded exactly 25 years ago, this group of ostentatious do-gooders vow ‘to promulgate universal joy and expiate stigmatic guilt’.(4) Abby and Scott sublimate their guilt while Buddy tries to expiate his through a material gift.(5) This is promoted by a system of rituals which reinvoke and celebrate the original passions of the primal crime, designed to expiate feelings of guilt.(6) Like a zealot who demands a public flagellation to expiate his sin, Martin's thirst for punishment grows until his mental health is in doubt.(7) For three centuries inhabitants of the Sertao have relied on pilgrimages to sacred sites, deep into this inhospitable land, to expiate their sins, acquire amulets, and simply exchange news.(8) If you got involved in some crime and you had to expiate your sins, you didn't go to the local courts, you went to the local priest and you made an appropriate offering.(9) ‘I'm clear in my mind about the need to expiate our collective guilt as a society,’ said the party leader.(10) This is not simply the story of a gentle, deluded old man whose attempts to expiate his guilt were poorly judged.(11) In speaking of criminal justice it states that the punishment should be ‘proportionate to the gravity of the offense’ and that it may avail to expiate the guilt of the offender.(12) If we follow the ascetic method of punishing ourselves in order to expiate our ‘sins,’ we will never have the chance to understand our minds properly.(13) The professor sees in his pupil a chance to expiate past sins.(14) No penance would ever expiate the sin against free government,’ he said, ‘of holding that a President can escape control of executive powers by law through assuming his military role.’(15) Any expiatory rite is focused on the human predicament - on the problem of sin or cultic impurity.(16) He died in his forties in a sanitarium, unvisited by Eugene, who, twenty years later, wrote this expiatory play.
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(1) expiate ::
versoen
Synonyms
Verb
1. atone for ::
versoening vir
2. make amends for ::
goed maak vir
3. make up for ::
maak op vir
4. do penance for ::
doen boete vir
5. pay for ::
betaal vir
6. redress ::
regstelling
7. redeem ::
verlos
8. offset ::
verreken
9. make good ::
maak goeie
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