To repent is to confess and apologize for your sins, or to feel remorseful about the things you have done wrong.(verb)
An example of repent is when you feel very bad about the way you treated a friend and you experience great remorse as a result.
See repent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME repenten < OFr repentir < VL repoenitere < L re-, again + poenitere, for paenitere: see penitent
Origin: L repens, prp. of repere, to creep: see reptile
See repent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb re·pent·ed, re·pent·ing, re·pents verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English repenten
Origin: , from Old French repentir
Origin: : re-, re-
Origin: + pentir, to be sorry (from Vulgar Latin *paenitīre, from Latin paenitēre).
Origin: Latin rēpēns, rēpent-
Origin: , present participle of rēpere, to creep.
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