repent

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Verb[change]

Plain form
repent

Third-person singular
repents

Past tense
repented

Past participle
repented

Present participle
repenting

  1. (intransitive) In religion, repent means to be sorry for one's sins and to seek forgiveness; to regret one's sins and to start a better life based on religious principles.
    I repent my sins and ask forgiveness.
    He repented his wicked ways and started a new life.
  2. Repent means to regret
    I repent skipping school last week.

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