What does repent mean?

Definitions for repent
ˈri pənt, rɪˈpɛntre·pent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repent, atoneverb

    turn away from sin or do penitence

  2. repent, regret, rueverb

    feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

Wiktionary

  1. repentverb

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

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

  2. repentverb

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

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

  3. repentverb

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

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

  4. repentverb

    To be sorry for, to regret.

    I repent my sins.

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

  5. repentverb

    To cause to have sorrow or regret.

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

  6. repentverb

    To cause (oneself) to feel pain or regret.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repentadjective

    prostrate and rooting; -- said of stems

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

  2. Repentadjective

    same as Reptant

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

  3. Repentverb

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

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

  4. Repentverb

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

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

  5. Repentverb

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

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

  6. Repentverb

    to feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow

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

  7. Repentverb

    to feel regret or sorrow; -- used reflexively

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

  8. Repentverb

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repent

    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. repentirre-, and O. Fr. pentir—L. pœnitēre, to cause to repent.]

  2. Repent

    rē′pent, adj. (bot.) creeping. [L. repĕre, to creep.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of repent in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    With the concept of reincarnation, being offered more chances to repent, we will eventually destroy the idea of heaven and hell.

  2. Father Josiah Trenham:

    Pray that these provocative young men might repent of their intimidation and be saved.

  3. Joseph Smith, Jr.:

    Ever keep in exercise the principle of mercy, and be ready to forgive our brother on the first intimations of repentance, and asking forgiveness; and should we even forgive our brother, or even our enemy, before he repent or ask forgiveness, our heavenly Father would be equally as merciful unto us.

  4. Molière:

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

  5. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    Beware of dissipating your powers strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.

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