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English definition of “regret”

regret

verb [T]     /rɪˈɡret/ (-tt-)
B1 to feel sorry about a situation, especially something sad or wrong or a mistake that you have made: Is there anything you've done in your life that you regret? [+ -ing verb] I have always regretted not having studied harder at school. [+ (that)] formal The council regrets (that) the money to subsidize the youth club is no longer available. [+ to infinitive] formal British Airways regret to announce the cancellation of flight BA205 to Madrid.Sadness and regret
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