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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·pent /rɪˈpɛnt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·pent a.
 1. Bot. Prostrate and rooting; -- said of stems.
 2. Zool. Same as Reptant.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: turn away from sin or do penitence [syn: atone]
      2: feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about [syn: regret,