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re·pent 1

 (rĭ-pĕnt′)
v. re·pent·ed, re·pent·ing, re·pents
v.intr.
1. To feel remorse, contrition, or self-reproach for what one has done or failed to do; be contrite: "[He] liked to visit prisoners and admonish them to repent of their ways" (Adam Hochschild).
2. To feel such regret for past conduct as to change one's mind regarding it: repented of intemperate behavior.You'd better accept their offer before they repent.
3. To become a more moral or religious person as a result of remorse or contrition for one's sins.
v.tr.
1. To feel regret or self-reproach for: repent one's sins.
2. Archaic To cause (one or oneself) to feel remorse or regret: "And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth" (King James Bible).

[Middle English repenten, from Old French repentir : re-, re- + pentir, to be sorry (from Vulgar Latin *paenitīre, from Latin paenitēre).]

re·pent′er n.

re·pent 2

 (rē′pənt)
adj. Biology
Prostrate or growing along the ground.

[Latin rēpēns, rēpent-, present participle of rēpere, to creep.]

repent

(rɪˈpɛnt)
vb
to feel remorse (for); be contrite (about); show penitence (for): he repents of his extravagance; he repented his words.
[C13: from Old French repentir from re- + pentir to be contrite, from Latin paenitēre to repent]
reˈpenter n

repent

(ˈriːpənt)
adj
(Botany) botany lying or creeping along the ground; reptant: repent stems.
[C17: from Latin rēpere to creep]

re•pent1

(rɪˈpɛnt)

v.i.
1. to feel regretful or contrite for past conduct: to repent of an act.
2. to be penitent for one's sins and seek to change one's life for the better.
v.t.
3. to remember with self-reproach or contrition: to repent one's angry words.
4. to feel sorry for; regret: to repent a hasty marriage.
[1250–1300; < Old French repentir=re- re- + pentir to feel sorrow « Latin paenitēre to regret; see penitent]
re•pent′er, n.

re•pent2

(ˈri pənt, rɪˈpɛnt)

adj.
(of a plant) creeping or prostrate.
[1660–70; < Latin rēpent-, s. of rēpēns, present participle of rēpere to crawl, creep]

repent


Past participle: repented
Gerund: repenting

Imperative
repent
repent
Present
I repent
you repent
he/she/it repents
we repent
you repent
they repent
Preterite
I repented
you repented
he/she/it repented
we repented
you repented
they repented
Present Continuous
I am repenting
you are repenting
he/she/it is repenting
we are repenting
you are repenting
they are repenting
Present Perfect
I have repented
you have repented
he/she/it has repented
we have repented
you have repented
they have repented
Past Continuous
I was repenting
you were repenting
he/she/it was repenting
we were repenting
you were repenting
they were repenting
Past Perfect
I had repented
you had repented
he/she/it had repented
we had repented
you had repented
they had repented
Future
I will repent
you will repent
he/she/it will repent
we will repent
you will repent
they will repent
Future Perfect
I will have repented
you will have repented
he/she/it will have repented
we will have repented
you will have repented
they will have repented
Future Continuous
I will be repenting
you will be repenting
he/she/it will be repenting
we will be repenting
you will be repenting
they will be repenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been repenting
you have been repenting
he/she/it has been repenting
we have been repenting
you have been repenting
they have been repenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been repenting
you will have been repenting
he/she/it will have been repenting
we will have been repenting
you will have been repenting
they will have been repenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been repenting
you had been repenting
he/she/it had been repenting
we had been repenting
you had been repenting
they had been repenting
Conditional
I would repent
you would repent
he/she/it would repent
we would repent
you would repent
they would repent
Past Conditional
I would have repented
you would have repented
he/she/it would have repented
we would have repented
you would have repented
they would have repented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.repent - turn away from sin or do penitencerepent - turn away from sin or do penitence  
2.repent - feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
feel, experience - undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"

repent

verb regret, lament, rue, sorrow, be sorry about, deplore, be ashamed of, relent, atone for, be contrite about, feel remorse about, reproach yourself for, see the error of your ways, show penitence Did he repent of anything in his life?

repent

verb
To feel or express sorrow for:
Translations
يَتوبيَنْدَم، يَتَأسَّف على
kát selitovat
angrefortrydegøre bod
bánja bűneitmegbán
iîrastsjá eftir
atgailauti
nožēlot
kajať sa
kesati seobžalovati
pişman olmaktövbe etmek

repent

[rɪˈpent]
A. VIarrepentirse (of de)
B. VTarrepentirse de

repent

[rɪˈpɛnt] vise repentir
to repent of sth → se repentir de qch

repent

viReue empfinden (→ of über (+acc))
vtbereuen

repent

[rɪˈpɛnt] vi (frm) to repent (of)pentirsi (di)

repent

(rəˈpent) verb
1. (especially in religion) to be sorry for one's past sins.
2. (with of) to wish that one had not done, made etc. He repented of his generosity.
reˈpentance noun
reˈpentant adjective
(negative unrepentant). a repentant sinner.
References in classic literature ?
He could not at this date repent of the fact that he, a handsome, susceptible man of thirty-four, was not in love with his wife, the mother of five living and two dead children, and only a year younger than himself.
Remember, therefore, from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and
remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Jupiter, after warning him that he would repent his request, caused him to be sold to a tile-maker.
Well, I hope you'll repent to good purpose," said Marilla severely, "and that you've got your eyes opened to where your vanity has led you, Anne.
When the Greek king," said the fisherman to the genius, "had finished the story of the parrot, he added to the vizir, "And so, vizir, I shall not listen to you, and I shall take care of the physician, in case I repent as the husband did when he had killed the parrot.
Thus I gave him his leave and I beg mine from you, offering Your Excellency the "Trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda," a book I shall finish within four months, Deo volente, and which will be either the worst or the best that has been composed in our language, I mean of those intended for entertainment; at which I repent of having called it the worst, for, in the opinion of friends, it is bound to attain the summit of possible quality.
Only, let Heaven send that I do not afterwards repent me, and eat out my heart with remorse
They were so quiet that, remembering them well, one comes to doubt that they ever existed - places of repose for tired ships to dream in, places of meditation rather than work, where wicked ships - the cranky, the lazy, the wet, the bad sea boats, the wild steerers, the capricious, the pig-headed, the generally ungovernable - would have full leisure to take count and repent of their sins, sorrowful and naked, with their rent garments of sailcloth stripped off them, and with the dust and ashes of the London atmosphere upon their mastheads.
Remember, if you please, your interest, your duty, your moral obligations, your filial affections, and all that sort of thing, which it is so very delightful and charming to reflect upon; or you will repent it.
I shall never repent the preservation of my self-respect, sir,' said Edward.
Warned by the seer Teiresias Creon repents him and hurries to release Antigone from her rocky prison.