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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Repent  \Re*pent"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  feel  pain  on  account  of  to  remember  with  sorrow. 
 
  I  do  repent  it  from  my  very  soul.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Repent  \Re"pent\  (r?"p?nt),  a.  [L.  repens,  -entis,  creeping,  p. 
  pr  of  repere  to  creep.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  Prostrate  and  rooting;  --  said  of  stems.  --Gray. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Same  as  {Reptant}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Repent  \Re*pent"\  (r?-p?nt"),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Repented};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Repenting}.]  [F.  se  repentir;  L.  pref.  re-  re- 
  +  poenitere  to  make  repent,  poenitet  me  it  repents  me  I 
  repent.  See  {Penitent}.] 
  1.  To  feel  pain,  sorrow,  or  regret,  for  what  one  has  done  or 
  omitted  to  do 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  repent 
  v  1:  turn  away  from  sin  or  do  penitence  [syn:  {atone}] 
  2:  feel  remorse  for  feel  sorry  for  be  contrite  about  [syn:  {regret}, 
  {rue}] 




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