Definitions for repentˈri pənt, rɪˈpɛnt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repent, atone(verb)

    turn away from sin or do penitence

  2. repent, regret, rue(verb)

    feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about


  1. repent(Verb)

    To feel pain, sorrow, or regret for what one has done or omitted to do; the cause for repenting may be indicated with "of".

  2. repent(Verb)

    To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin.

  3. repent(Verb)

    To feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow.

  4. repent(Verb)

    To be sorry for, to regret.

    I repent my sins.

  5. repent(Verb)

    To cause to have sorrow or regret.

  6. repent(Verb)

    To cause (oneself) to feel pain or regret.

  7. Origin: From repentir, from re- + a late derivative of poenitere, alteration of paenitere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repent(adj)

    prostrate and rooting; -- said of stems

  2. Repent(adj)

    same as Reptant

  3. Repent(verb)

    to feel pain, sorrow, or regret, for what one has done or omitted to do

  4. Repent(verb)

    to change the mind, or the course of conduct, on account of regret or dissatisfaction

  5. Repent(verb)

    to be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin

  6. Repent(verb)

    to feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow

  7. Repent(verb)

    to feel regret or sorrow; -- used reflexively

  8. Repent(verb)

    to cause to have sorrow or regret; -- used impersonally

  9. Origin: [L. repens, -entis, creeping, p. pr. of repere to creep.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jesus Christ:

    Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

  2. Benjamin Franklin:

    To err is human, to repent divine, to persist devilish.

  3. Molière:

    We often marry in despair, so that we repent of it all our life after.

  4. Bob Dylan:

    People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.

  5. Mark Blitz:

    There are always the naysayers and the agnostics when it comes to God trying to reach mankind in His urgent message to repent.

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