expiate

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I don't see myself--or you either-- offering ourselves up to expiate her crimes.
I have many sins to expiate, and though I be deathless, life is all too short for the atonement.
Of what crime could she be guilty that she must expiate it in the dreaded arena?
And when the Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked about fasting on the 9th - The Day of 'Arafah, he said: "It expiates (sins) for the past year and the coming year.
Our Prophet also observed fasting on the 10th of Muharram and he said "It expiates the sins of the preceding year" (Saheeh Muslim).