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 for Repent
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Repent \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.
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     2. (Zool.) Same as Reptant.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Repent \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.
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              First she relents
              With pity; of that pity then repents. --Dryden.
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     2. To change the mind, or the course of conduct, on account
        of regret or dissatisfaction.
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              Lest, peradventure, the people repent when they see
              war, and they return to Egypt.        --Ex. xiii.
                                                    17.
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     3. (Theol.) To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek
        forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin.
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              Except ye repent, ye shall likewise perish. --Luke
                                                    xii. 3.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Repent \Re*pent"\, v. t.
     1. To feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow.
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              I do repent it from my very soul.     --Shak.
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     2. To feel regret or sorrow; -- used reflexively.
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              My father has repented him ere now.   --Dryden.
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     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.
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