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repent

verb [I] uk   us   /rɪˈpent/ formal
to be very sorry for something bad you have done in the past and wish that you had not done it: He repented (of his sins) just hours before he died.
repentance
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˈpen.təns/
This was an extremely violent crime, for which the boy showed no repentance.
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