Re*pent" (r?-p?nt"), v. i. [imp.
& p. p. Repented; p. pr. & vb. n.
Repenting.] [F. se repentir; L. pref. re- re- +
poenitere to make repent, poenitet me it repents me, I
repent. See Penitent.] 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.
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.
3. (Theol.) To be sorry for sin as
morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice
Except ye repent, ye shall likewise
perish. Luke xii. 3.
Re"pent (r?"p?nt), a. [L. repens,
-entis, creeping, p. pr. of repere to creep.]
1. (Bot.) Prostrate and rooting; -- said
of stems. Gray.
2. (Zoöl.) Same as
Re*pent", v. t. 1.
To feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow.
I do repent it from my very soul.
2. To feel regret or sorrow; -- used
My father has repented him ere now.
3. To cause to have sorrow or regret; -- used
impersonally. [Archaic] "And it repented the Lord that he
had made man on the earth." Gen. vi. 6.