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synonyms for repent

  • apologize
  • atone
  • deplore
  • bewail
  • lament
  • reform
  • regret
  • relent
  • rue
  • sorrow
  • be ashamed
  • be contrite
  • be sorry
  • feel remorse
  • have qualms
  • reproach oneself
  • see error of ways
  • show penitence
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antonyms for repent

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  • be happy
  • praise
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How to use repent in a sentence

The newborn suffered terrible burns to her face before the family repented and took her home.
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If Hiltz had had his way, he said, he “would not pardon rebels, especially the leaders” until they first supplicated themselves “in the dust of humiliation” and sincerely repented for the rebellion.
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Nature shields us from the worst consequences of our own actions, forgiving the sins we refuse to repent.
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As the years rolled on, Cronos repented his actions, but it was too late.
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I need them to repent of what got them here and turn in a new direction.
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Mr. Pickwick—deepest obligations—life preserver—made a man of me—you shall never repent it, sir.
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When the father had finished, he stabbed his wife, telling her to repent of her sins and to confess to God who would pardon her.
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But later the Marshal had bitter cause to repent these triumphs won over his rival.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
But if the house had been transferred, A could not afterwards repent of his act and demand its return.
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If it shall do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice: I will repent of the good that I have spoken to do unto it.
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WORDS RELATED TO REPENT

  • bemoan
  • deplore
  • eat heart out
  • express sorrow
  • grieve for
  • moan
  • mourn
  • regret
  • repent
  • rue
  • sing the blues
  • take on
  • wail
  • weep over
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