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. [1913 Webster]

First she relents With pity; of that pity then repents. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To change the mind, or the course of conduct, on account of regret or dissatisfaction. [1913 Webster]

Lest, peradventure, the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt. --Ex. xiii. 17. [1913 Webster]

3. (Theol.) To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin. [1913 Webster]

Except ye repent, ye shall likewise perish. --Luke xii. 3. [1913 Webster]

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