repent - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] formal 

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/rɪˈpent/
present tense
I/you/we/theyrepent
he/she/itrepents
present participlerepenting
past tenserepented
past participlerepented
  1. to recognize that you have done something wrong and to feel ashamed and sorry about it, especially when you have done something against the rules of your religion