Repent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpent|  American pronunciation of the word repent
Brit.  |rɪˈpɛnt|  British pronunciation of the word repent


- turn away from sin or do penitence (syn: atone)
- feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about (syn: regret, rue)


The preacher told us that we would be forgiven for our sins if we repented.

criminals who have repented for their crimes

The preacher told us that we would be forgiven if we repented our sins.

He has nothing to repent of.

He repented having stolen the car.

I deeply repent of having deceived my husband.

The priest urged the people to repent of their wickedness.

He repented of his sins before he died. a fire-and-brimstone sermon, the evangelist warned those assembled that they faced the fires of Gehenna if they failed to repent...

Marry in haste and repent at leisure. посл.

do something rash that he will forever repent

Word forms

I/you/we/they: repent
he/she/it: repents
present participle: repenting
past tense: repented
past participle: repented
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