Repent : Definition

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Definitions of Repent

Pronunciation : Re"pent (r"pnt)
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. repens, -entis, creeping, p. pr. of repere to creep.]
Definition : 1. (Bot.)

Defn: Prostrate and rooting; -- said of stems. Gray.

2. (Zoöl.)

Defn: Same as Reptant.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Re*pent" (r-pnt")
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [F. se repentir; L. pref. re- re- + poenitere to make repent, poenitet me it repents me, I repent. See Penitent.]
Definition : 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.)

Defn: 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.

i. [imp. & p. p. Repented; p. pr. & vb. n. Repenting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Re*pent"
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 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. [Archaic] "And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth." Gen. vi. 6.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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