What does repent mean?

Definitions for repent
ˈri pənt, rɪˈpɛntre·pent

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word repent.

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

Wiktionary

  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".

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

  2. repent(Verb)

    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. repent(Verb)

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

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

  4. repent(Verb)

    To be sorry for, to regret.

    I repent my sins.

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

  5. repent(Verb)

    To cause to have sorrow or regret.

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

  6. repent(Verb)

    To cause (oneself) to feel pain or regret.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repent(adj)

    prostrate and rooting; -- said of stems

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

  2. Repent(adj)

    same as Reptant

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

  3. Repent(verb)

    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. Repent(verb)

    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. Repent(verb)

    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. Repent(verb)

    to feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow

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

  7. Repent(verb)

    to feel regret or sorrow; -- used reflexively

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

  8. Repent(verb)

    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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How to say repent in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. PHILIP GRAHAM RYKEN:

    A House Divided Understand what is at stake in the decision we make for or against Jesus Christ. To serve God’s true and eternal King is to enter the way to everlasting life. Through faith in Christ, we will enter paradise. But to reject the kingship of Christ is to fall under the judgment of God. If we go our own way in life—if we insist on having the upper hand over other people, refusing to give up our foolish and selfish pleasures, always breaking God’s commandments and never submitting to his will for our lives—then we will never enter the kingdom of God. Unless we repent, we will be lost forever.

  2. 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.

  3. Muhammad Musallam:

    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.

  4. Molière:

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

  5. The Post:

    I will continue work every day to repent for my actions and represent my constituents.

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