What is the antonym of “expiate”?
The antonym of expiate are commit, perpetrate, and indulge. The antonyms commit, perpetrate, and indulge convey the opposite meaning of making amends or paying for one's wrongdoings. It implies doing something wrong or harmful without any remorse or regret.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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To carry out or do something, especially something illegal or harmful.
He decided to commit the crime despite knowing the consequences.
To carry out or commit a harmful or illegal act, often with intention.
The suspect was arrested for perpetrating the robbery at the convenience store.
To allow oneself to enjoy something, often without restraint or control.
She decided to indulge in her favorite ice cream despite being on a diet.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Commit and perpetrate are synonyms that describe carrying out or doing something harmful or illegal.
- 2Indulge is a different type of antonym that describes allowing oneself to enjoy something without restraint or control.
Good things to know
- 1Legal Context: Use commit and perpetrate in legal contexts to describe criminal activities.
- 2Self-Control: Use indulge to describe situations where someone is enjoying something without restraint or control.
- 3Vocabulary Building: Incorporate these antonyms in writing and speaking to expand your vocabulary.