Regret Re*gret", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Regretted} (-t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Regretting}.] [F. regretter, OF. regreter; L. pref. re- re- + a word of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. gr[=e]tan to weep, Icel. gr[=a]ta. See {Greet} to lament.] To experience regret on account of; to lose or miss with a sense of regret; to feel sorrow or dissatisfaction on account of (the happening or the loss of something); as, to regret an error; to regret lost opportunities or friends. [1913 Webster]

Calmly he looked on either life, and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

In a few hours they [the Israelites] began to regret their slavery, and to murmur against their leader. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Recruits who regretted the plow from which they had been violently taken. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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