1. Bot. Prostrate and rooting; -- said of stems.
2. Zool. Same as Reptant.
Re·pent v. i. [imp. & p. p. Repented; p. pr. & vb. n. Repenting.]
1. To feel pain, sorrow, or regret, for what one has done or omitted to do.
First she relents
With pity; of that pity then repents. --Dryden.
2. To change the mind, or the course of conduct, on account of regret or dissatisfaction.
Lest, peradventure, the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt. --Ex. xiii. 17.
3. Theol. To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin.
Except ye repent, ye shall likewise perish. --Luke xii. 3.
Re·pent, v. t.
1. To feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow.
I do repent it from my very soul. --Shak.
2. To feel regret or sorrow; -- used reflexively.
My father has repented him ere now. --Dryden.
3. To cause to have sorrow or regret; -- used impersonally. [Archaic] “And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth.”
v 1: turn away from sin or do penitence [syn: atone]
2: feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about [syn: regret,