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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 was incapable of deceiving himself and persuading himself that he repented of his conduct.
They would coolly skip over our age of the world, and say: "Smyrna was not faithful unto death, and so her crown of life was denied her; Ephesus repented, and lo
He says he has no doubt I have long repented of my "unfortunate marriage," and if I will only acknowledge this, and confess I was wrong in neglecting his advice, and that I have justly suffered for it, he will make a lady of me once again--if that be possible after my long degradation--and remember my girls in his will.
I used up the whole bottle, and oh, Marilla, when I saw the dreadful color it turned my hair I repented of being wicked, I can tell you.
Lord," thought I, "pardon my offences, and send me fulfilment of all my desires;" and as I passed a church I crossed myself, repented of my sins, and reminded myself that I was unworthy to hold communication with the Lord God.
He repented that he had writ to Sophia in the manner we have seen above; but he repented more that he had made use of the interval of his messenger's absence to write and dispatch a letter to Mr Allworthy, in which he had faithfully promised and bound himself to quit all thoughts of his love.
Feeling the magnitude of the sin or act of disobedience that he committed, even if you have repented for it.
He repented his deeds and gave up his career as a pilot, sold all his properties and opened an orphanage for the children of his victims.
The first defendant was given 25 years in prison, and never to be released after the end of his sentence unless repented and prevented from travel abroad a similar term of his imprisonment following his discharge from prison.
For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented in sackcloth and ashes.
Abu Dhabi: A man appealing his jail term for running over a family while under the influence of alcohol and drugs told a court on Wednesday he repented during Ramadan, which he spent behind bars.