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Topic: RELIGION

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: repentir, from pentir 'to be sorry'

repent

verb
     
reā€§pent [intransitive and transitive] formal
RR to be sorry for something and wish you had not done it - used especially when considering your actions in a religious way
repent of
He repented of his sins before he died.
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