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Repeat and Repent Definitions

Repeat

To say again
Could you repeat the question?.

Repent

To feel remorse, contrition, or self-reproach for what one has done or failed to do; be contrite
"[He] liked to visit prisoners and admonish them to repent of their ways" (Adam Hochschild).

Repeat

To utter in duplication of another's utterance
Repeated the customer's complaint in disbelief.

Repent

To feel such regret for past conduct as to change one's mind regarding it
Repented of intemperate behavior. You'd better accept their offer before they repent.

Repeat

To recite from memory
Repeated the poem verbatim.
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Repent

To become a more moral or religious person as a result of remorse or contrition for one's sins.

Repeat

To tell to another
Repeated what he had heard that morning.

Repent

To feel regret or self-reproach for
Repent one's sins.

Repeat

To do, experience, or produce again
Repeat past successes.
Repeat a course.
Repeat a pattern.

Repent

(Archaic) To cause (one or oneself) to feel remorse or regret
"And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth" (King James Bible).
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Repeat

To express (oneself) in the same way or words
Repeats himself constantly.

Repent

Prostrate or growing along the ground.

Repeat

To say something again.

Repent

(intransitive) To feel pain, sorrow, or regret for what one has done or omitted to do; the cause for repenting may be indicated with "of".
Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

Repeat

To do or experience something again, especially to win a championship for a second time in a row.
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Repent

To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to practice sin and to love.

Repeat

To occur or happen again
The melody repeats in the refrain.

Repent

(transitive) To feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow.

Repeat

To commit the fraudulent offense of voting more than once in a single election.

Repent

(transitive) To be sorry for, to regret.
I repent my sins.

Repeat

An act of repeating.

Repent

To cause to have sorrow or regret.

Repeat

Something repeated, as an interval in athletic training.

Repent

To cause (oneself) to feel pain or regret.

Repeat

A broadcast of a television or radio program that has been previously broadcast; a rerun.

Repent

Creeping along the ground.

Repeat

A passage or section that is repeated.

Repent

Prostrate and rooting; - said of stems.

Repeat

A sign usually consisting of two vertical dots, indicating a passage to be repeated.

Repent

Same as Reptant.

Repeat

Of, relating to, or being something that repeats or is repeated
A repeat offender.
A repeat performance of the play.

Repent

To feel pain, sorrow, or regret, for what one has done or omitted to do.
First she relentsWith pity; of that pity then repents.

Repeat

(transitive) To do or say again (and again).
The scientists repeated the experiment in order to confirm the result.

Repent

To change the mind, or the course of conduct, on account of regret or dissatisfaction.
Lest, peradventure, the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt.

Repeat

To refill (a prescription).

Repent

To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin.
Except ye repent, ye shall likewise perish.

Repeat

(intransitive) To happen again; recur.

Repent

To feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow.
I do repent it from my very soul.

Repeat

(transitive) To echo the words of (a person).

Repent

To feel regret or sorrow; - used reflexively.
My father has repented him ere now.

Repeat

(intransitive) To strike the hours, as a watch does.

Repent

To cause to have sorrow or regret; - used impersonally.

Repeat

(obsolete) To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.

Repent

Turn away from sin or do penitence

Repeat

To repay or refund (an excess received).

Repent

Feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

Repeat

To call in a previous artillery fire mission with the same ammunition and method either on the coordinates or adjusted either because destruction of the target was insufficient or missed.
Add 100, left 50. Repeat, over.
Use "say again" instead of repeat on the radio. Repeat will bring in artillery fire.

Repeat

To commit fraud in an election by voting more than once for the same candidate.

Repeat

An iteration; a repetition.
We gave up after the third repeat because it got boring.

Repeat

A television program shown after its initial presentation; a rerun.

Repeat

A refill of a prescription.

Repeat

A pattern of nucleic acids that occur in multiple copies throughout a genome (or of amino acids in a protein).

Repeat

(music) A mark in music notation directing a part to be repeated.

Repeat

To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again; to iterate; to recite; as, to repeat an effort, an order, or a poem.
Not well conceived of God; who, though his powerCreation could repeat, yet would be lothUs to abolish.

Repeat

To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.

Repeat

To repay or refund (an excess received).

Repeat

The act of repeating; repetition.

Repeat

That which is repeated; as, the repeat of a pattern; that is, the repetition of the engraved figure on a roller by which an impression is produced (as in calico printing, etc.).

Repeat

A mark, or series of dots, placed before and after, or often only at the end of, a passage to be repeated in performance.

Repeat

An event that repeats;
The events today were a repeat of yesterday's

Repeat

To say, state, or perform again;
She kept reiterating her request

Repeat

Make or do or perform again;
He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick

Repeat

Happen or occur again;
This is a recurring story

Repeat

To say again or imitate;
Followers echoing the cries of their leaders

Repeat

Do over;
They would like to take it over again

Repeat

Repeat an earlier theme of a composition

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