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Definition of repent verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they repent
he / she / it repents
past simple repented
-ing form repenting
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to feel and show that you are sorry for something bad or wrong that you have done God welcomes the sinner who repents. repent of something She had repented of what she had done. repent something He came to repent his hasty decision (= wished he had not made it).
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