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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 ?
Her anger never lasted long, and having humbly confessed her fault, she sincerely repented and tried to do better.
During the Revolution, the Pyncheon of that epoch, adopting the royal side, became a refugee; but repented, and made his reappearance, just at the point of time to preserve the House of the Seven Gables from confiscation.
She deemed in her crime most to be repented of, that she had ever endured and reciprocated the lukewarm grasp of his hand, and had suffered the smile of her lips and eyes to mingle and melt into his own.
Didn't you ever keep on doing wrong, after you'd repented, my good cousin?
It was not a Southern watermelon that Eve took: we know it because she repented.
I repented having tried this second entrance, and was almost inclined to slip away before he finished cursing, but ere I could execute that intention, he ordered me in, and shut and re-fastened the door.
If he repented and came back to me, I would die rather than marry him now -- but it grates on me to see that word coward written against him in your hand
Young women have committed similar follies often before, and have repented them in poverty and obscurity often before.
When he grew into the better understanding of what he had done, he saw it, and repented of it
I am glad to believe you have repented and recovered yourself.
The belief that he repented his marriage, and suffered from it, only aggravated her vindictiveness.
Now Zinita tasted of the cup which she had brewed for other lips, and grew distraught in her misery, and wrung her hands, crying that she repented her of the evil and would warn Umslopogaas and the Lily of that which awaited them.