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repent

verb [I] uk   /rɪˈpent/ formal us  
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   /-ˈpen.təns/ us  
This was an extremely violent crime, for which the boy showed no repentance.
Translations of “repent”
in Korean 뉘우치다…
in Arabic يَتوب, يَأسف…
in French se repentir, se repentir (de)…
in Turkish pişman olmak, pişmanlık duymak, nedamet duymak…
in Italian pentirsi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 後悔, 悔過,懺悔…
in Russian раскаиваться…
in Polish żałować…
in Spanish arrepentirse…
in Portuguese arrepender-se…
in German bereuen…
in Catalan penedir-se (de)…
in Japanese (~を)後悔する, ざんげする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 后悔, 悔过,忏悔…
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