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repent1

re·pent1

repent1

 
 
pronunciation:
rih pent
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: repented, repenting, repents
definition 1: to be sorry or feel remorse for sins or transgressions; be penitent.
He repented for his sins and asked for forgiveness.
synonyms:
rue
similar words:
apologize, atone, lament, sorrow
definition 2: to regret past actions or behavior and decide to change for the better (often fol. by of).
He has repented of his evil ways.
similar words:
desist, forbear, leave off, quit, rue, swear off
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to feel contrition or remorse for; regret.
synonyms:
lament, regret, rue
similar words:
deplore, own up to
derivations: repentingly (adv.), repenter (n.)