What does repent mean?
Definitions for repent
ˈri pənt, rɪˈpɛntre·pent
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turn away from sin or do penitence
repent, regret, rueverb
feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
To feel pain, sorrow, or regret for what one has done or omitted to do; the cause for repenting may be indicated with "of".
To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin.
To feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow.
To be sorry for, to regret.
I repent my sins.
To cause to have sorrow or regret.
To cause (oneself) to feel pain or regret.
Etymology: From repentir, from re- + a late derivative of poenitere, alteration of paenitere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
If Desdemona will return me my jewels, I will give over my suit, and repent my unlawful solicitation. William Shakespeare.
Thou, like a contrite penitent
Charitably warn’d of thy sins, dost repent
These vanities and giddinesses, lo
I shut my chamber-door; come, let us go. John Donne.
His late follies he would late repent. Dryden.
I repent me, that the duke is slain. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.
No man repented him of his wickedness; saying, what have I done? Jeremiah viii. 6.
Judas, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself. Matthew xxvii. 3.
My father has repented him ere now,
Or will repent him when he finds me dead. Dryden.
Each age sinn’d on;
Till God arose, and great in anger said,
Lo! it repenteth me, that man was made. Matthew Prior.
Etymology: repentir, Fr.
God led them not through the land of the Philistines, lest peradventure the people repent, when they see war and they return. Exodus xiii. 17.
Nor had I any reservations in my own soul, when I passed that bill; nor repentings after. Charles I .
Upon any deviation from virtue, every rational creature so deviating, should condemn, renounce, and be sorry for every such deviation; that is, repent of it. South.
First she relents
With pity, of that pity then repents. Dryden.
Still you may prove the terror of your foes;
Teach traitors to repent of faithless leagues. Ambrose Philips.
Poor Enobarbus did before thy face repent. William Shakespeare.
Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonas. Matt. xii. 41.
Repentance is reviewing one's actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs, which is accompanied by commitment to and actual actions that show and prove a change for the better.In modern times, it is generally seen as involving a commitment to personal change and the resolve to live a more responsible and humane life. In other words, being sorry for one's misdeeds. It can also involve sorrow over a specific sin or series of sins that an individual feels guilt over, or conviction that they have committed. The practice of repentance plays an important role in the soteriological doctrines of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Analogous practices have been found in other world religions as well. In religious contexts, it often involves an act of confession to God or to a spiritual elder (such as a monk or priest). This confession might include an admission of guilt, a promise or intent not to repeat the offense, an attempt to make restitution for the wrong, or in some way reverse the harmful effects of the wrong where possible.
prostrate and rooting; -- said of stems
same as Reptant
to feel pain, sorrow, or regret, for what one has done or omitted to do
to change the mind, or the course of conduct, on account of regret or dissatisfaction
to be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin
to feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow
to feel regret or sorrow; -- used reflexively
to cause to have sorrow or regret; -- used impersonally
Etymology: [L. repens, -entis, creeping, p. pr. of repere to creep.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-pent′, v.i. to regret or sorrow for what one has done or left undone: to change from past evil: (theol.) to feel such sorrow for sin as produces newness of life.—v.t. to remember with sorrow—often used impersonally, as 'it repenteth me.'—adj. Repent′able.—n. Repent′ance, sorrow for what has been done or left undone: contrition for sin, producing newness of life.—adj. Repent′ant, repenting or sorry for past conduct: showing sorrow for sin.—n. a penitent.—adv. Repent′antly.—n. Repent′er.—adv. Repent′ingly.—adj. Repent′less. [O. Fr. repentir—re-, and O. Fr. pentir—L. pœnitēre, to cause to repent.]
rē′pent, adj. (bot.) creeping. [L. repĕre, to creep.]
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The numerical value of repent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of repent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of repent in a Sentence
There are always the naysayers and the agnostics when it comes to God trying to reach mankind in His urgent message to repent.
I tell my father and my son: Repent to God. I say to the spies who spy on Islamic State: You will not be successful, they will expose you.
Pray that these provocative young men might repent of their intimidation and be saved.
D. A. F. Sade, "Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man":
... and thereof do I repent: I only plucked an occasional flower when I might have gathered an ample harvest of fruit -- such are the just grounds for the regrets I have ...
We shall have to repent in this generation , not so much for the evil deeds of the wicked people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
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- penedir-seCatalan, Valencian
- bereuen, bedauernGerman
- kääntyä, surettaa, parannus, surra, kaduttaa, katuaFinnish
- repentir, se repentirFrench
- paenitentiam agantLatin
- berouw hebben, betreurenDutch
- angreNorwegian Nynorsk
- arrepender, arrepender-sePortuguese
- покаяться, раскаяться, раскаиваться, сожалеть, каяться, сокрушаться, жалетьRussian
- pokajati, покајати, кајати, kajatiSerbo-Croatian
- توبہ کروUrdu
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