present tense third-person singular of expiate
as in redeems
to make up for (an offense) Yom Kippur is the holy day on which Jews are expected to expiate sins committed during the past year

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“Expiates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expiates. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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