Repent

Definition of Repent

Re`pent´   Pronunciation: r?-p?nt´
a.1.(Bot.) Prostrate and rooting; - said of stems.
2.(Zool.) Same as Reptant.
v. i.1.To feel pain, sorrow, or regret, for what one has done or omitted to do.
[imp. & p. p. Repented; p. pr. & vb. n. Repenting.]
First she relents
With pity; of that pity then repents.
- Dryden.
2.To change the mind, or the course of conduct, on account of regret or dissatisfaction.
Lest, peradventure, the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt.
- Ex. xiii. 17.
3.(Theol.) To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin.
Except ye repent, ye shall likewise perish.
- Luke xii. 3.
v. t.1.To feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow.
I do repent it from my very soul.
- Shak.
2.To feel regret or sorrow; - used reflexively.
My father has repented him ere now.
- Dryden.
3.To cause to have sorrow or regret; - used impersonally.

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