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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Feel remorse for; Turn away from sin or do penitence.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: v. - Feel remorse for; Turn away from sin or do penitence. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Creeping.

Usage examples (20)
  • A sinner who has begun to repent is surely in a better moral position than one who continues flagrantly to offend, is he not?
  • "Do this quickly, while your space to repent is continued to you; before he cause darkness, before you will see no way of escaping."
  • You never think, ever dearest, that I 'repent' -- why what a word to use!
  • I think the proper way to repent is to enlist in the Army right now. for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''repent" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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