Definition of Repent

1. Verb. Turn away from sin or do penitence.

Exact synonyms: Atone
Derivative terms: Atonement, Repentant



2. Verb. Feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about. "They repent to move "
Exact synonyms: Regret, Rue
Generic synonyms: Experience, Feel
Derivative terms: Regret, Repentance, Repentant, Rue

Definition of Repent

1. a. Prostrate and rooting; -- said of stems.

2. v. i. To feel pain, sorrow, or regret, for what one has done or omitted to do.

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

Definition of Repent

1. Verb. (intransitive) To feel pain, sorrow, or regret for what one has done or omitted to do; the cause for repenting may be indicated with "of". ¹

2. Verb. (theology intransitive) To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To be sorry for, to regret. ¹

5. Verb. (archaic transitive) To cause to have sorrow or regret. ¹

6. Verb. (obsolete reflexive) To cause (oneself) to feel pain or regret. ¹

7. Adjective. (chiefly botany) Creeping along the ground. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repent

1. to feel remorse or self-reproach for a past action [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Repent

1. Said of a stem that is prostrate and rooting at the nodes. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Repent

repellants
repelled
repellence
repellences
repellencies
repellency
repellent
repellently
repellents
repeller
repellers
repelling
repellingly
repellor
repels
repent (current term)
repentance
repentances
repentant
repentantly
repentaunce
repented
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repenters
repenteth
repenting
repentingly
repentista
repentistas
repentless

Literary usage of Repent

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1. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"And the light of the candle shall shine no more in Babylon, which has enlightened their spirits, that they might see their deeds and repent; but they repent ..."

2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"Chr. But canst thou not now repent and turn ? Man. God hath denied me repentance. His word gives me no encouragement to believe; yea, he himself hath shut ..."

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