verb (used without object)
to feel sorry, self-reproachful, or contrite for past conduct; regret or be conscience-stricken about a past action, attitude, etc. (often followed by of):
He repented after his thoughtless act.
to feel such sorrow for sin or fault as to be disposed to change one’s life for the better; be penitent.
verb (used with object)
to remember or regard with self-reproach or contrition:
to repent one’s injustice to another.
to feel sorry for; regret:
to repent an imprudent act.
to feel remorse (for); be contrite (about); show penitence (for): he repents of his extravagance, he repented his words
(botany) lying or creeping along the ground; reptant: repent stems
verb (used with object), repeopled, repeopling. 1. to furnish again with people. 2. to restock with animals.
verb (used with object), perceived, perceiving. 1. to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses: I perceived an object looming through the mist. 2. to recognize, discern, envision, or understand: I perceive a note of sarcasm in your voice. This is a nice idea but I perceive difficulties in putting it […]
[ree-per-kuhsh-uh n, rep-er-] /ˌri pərˈkʌʃ ən, ˌrɛp ər-/ noun 1. an effect or result, often indirect or remote, of some event or action: The repercussions of the quarrel were widespread. 2. the state of being driven back by a resisting body. 3. a rebounding or recoil of something after impact. 4. reverberation; echo. 5. Music. […]
[ree-per-kuhs-iv, rep-er-] /ˌri pərˈkʌs ɪv, ˌrɛp ər-/ adjective 1. causing repercussion; reverberating. 2. reflected; reverberated.