repent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"repent" in British English

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repentverb [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 ​extremelyviolentcrime, for which the ​boyshowed no repentance.
(Definition of repent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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repentverb [I/T]

 us   /rɪˈpent/
to be ​sorry you did or did not do something: [I] Jenkins ​returned, to repent and ​facejustice.
(Definition of repent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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