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re·pent 1

v. re·pent·ed, re·pent·ing, re·pents
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.
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

adj. Biology
Prostrate or growing along the ground.

[Latin rēpēns, rēpent-, present participle of rēpere, to creep.]
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Far from coming across as a humble repenter on a well-drilled charm offensive, Tyson quickly reverts to type when he takes a dislike to my questions, turning into an aggressive, self-pitying victim in serious denial about his past.
He is a great shepherd, a great fighter, a great musician, a great sinner, and a great repenter.
It's just that it's difficult to equate the repenter in full verbal flow with the person who stubbed a smouldering cigar in the eye of a team-mate at Manchester City's Christmas party, had a fight with a 15-year-old Everton fan during a club tour of Thailand, punched Ousmane Dabo's lights out at 10 in the morning on City's training ground, and was caught on CCTV unleashing 19 punches on a man in Liverpool's city centre at 5.