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  1. (intransitive) To feel pain, sorrow, or regret for what one has done or omitted to do.
  2. (intransitive) To change one's mind, or the course of conduct, on account of regret or dissatisfaction.
  3. (transitive) To feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow.
  4. (transitive) To cause to have sorrow or regret.
    Etymology: There seems to be considerable difference of opinion about the derivation of repent. Most sources trace it back to French repentir, from prefix re-, again + Latin poenitere, related to poena, pain. It seems to be unrelated to French penser, think, which comes from pensare, weigh out.

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