• The Free Dictionary - 1. To feel remorse, contrition, or self-reproach for what one has done or failed to do; be contrite. 2. To feel such regret for past conduct as to change one's mind regarding it: repented of intemperate behavior. 3. To make a change for the better as a result of remorse or contrition for one's sins. 4. To feel regret or self-reproach for: repent one's sins. 5. To cause to feel remorse or regret.
  • If one chooses to repent, then they wish to change their ways and "atone" for their sins.
  • Swearing NEVER to do it again because you feel so badly!
  • really be sorry for your sin,and not doing it for others to see
  • Being hung over and promising to never drink again! LOL!
  • Repentance would mean feeling of such a great regret for past conduct as to change one's mind regarding it and to make a change for the better so that life could be lived guilt free making a new beginning from that point in time.
  • It means someone has targeted you; they think you have a dull look in your eyes, and they want to take advantage of you; they want you to join their religion and give them your money, and they begin the process by trying to make you feel guilty with words like "repent"
  • 1. to feel sorry, self-reproachful, or contrite for past conduct; regret or be conscience-stricken about a past action, attitude, etc. (often fol. by of): He repented after his thoughtless act. 2. to feel such sorrow for sin or fault as to be disposed to change one's life for the better; be penitent.
  • It means to stop doing wrong things.
  • Repent means to stop sinning, whether by acts you commit ("sins of commission") or acts you fail to do ("sins of omission"). Biblical repentance is not merely the cessation of the act, but agreeing with God in your heart, mind, and will that the act was sinful-- and that as your motivation to stop sinning. For anyone could stop doing the wrong thing and still embrace it in their hearts. Biblical repentance has as much to do with your agreement with God about your sin as it does the modification of your behavior.
  • When you pent and do it over you repent.
  • Something that Americans - and paricularly Christians and Republicans - don't know how to do
  • When you are unhappy with the painting job, you repaint again.Like wise when we feel bad about something that we have done we try to redo it in a better way so that the gloss returns and we feel nice with the overall effect.
  • repent means not knowing who you are, psychologically.
  • To be truly sorry and try to make amends for what wrong you have done - and vow never to do the same wrong ever again to anything or anybody.
  • 'To turn away from'. It's more than just regretting past (or current) actions, it means you turn away from those actions, quit doing them, go the other way. If one truly repents, then they want to make a change for the better.
  • To "atone"
  • Turn from.Like I was a drunk,and when God saved me,I no longer get drunk.Not being defined by a certain sin,not to practice sin.David fell into adultery,but didn't do it again.
  • To repent is to turn away from sin or to be sorry for what one has done and to promise not to do it again.
  • Feeling sorry means feeling sympathy, pity, or regret. This can be at any amount from true repentance to just being sorry you got caught. Repentance, or contrition, is sorrow of the soul and hatred for the sin committed, together with a resolution not to sin again. Contrition is the most important act of the penitent, and is necessary for forgiveness Here is a common Catholic prayer of Contrition: My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong And failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Amen. For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sections 1451: With love in Christ.
  • To confess & turn away from
  • It means to accept the fact that you are a sinner in need of a Savior. If you ever comitted just one sin, displeased God in someway, you are a sinner like everyone else that likes to sin for pleasure. You must "repent" of your sins and ask God to forgive you and help you live a life the way He wants you to +)
  • re⋅pent1  /rɪˈpÉ›nt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ri-pent] Show IPA Use repent in a Sentence –verb (used without object) 1. to feel sorry, self-reproachful, or contrite for past conduct; regret or be conscience-stricken about a past action, attitude, etc. (often fol. by of): He repented after his thoughtless act. 2. 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) 3. to remember or regard with self-reproach or contrition: to repent one's injustice to another. 4. to feel sorry for; regret: to repent an imprudent act. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Origin: 1250–1300; ME repenten < OF repentir, equiv. to re- re- + pentir to feel sorrow (< L paenitÄ“re to regret, be sorry); see penitent Related forms: re⋅pent⋅er, noun re⋅pent⋅ing⋅ly, adverb Repentance Learn More About the Church of Jesus Christ. Chat with a Mormon! re⋅pent2  /ˈripÉ™nt, rɪˈpÉ›nt/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ree-puhnt, ri-pent] Show IPA –adjective creeping. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Origin: 1660–70; < L rÄ“pent- (s. of rÄ“pÄ“ns), prp. of rÄ“pere to crawl, creep; see -ent
  • Being an a*s kisser.
  • It's like sucking cack, except it's not called that when you do it to god.
  • It's not enough to pent. You must re-pent.
  • To turn away from your previous behavior. 'Feelings' are irrelevant. Jesus said you are His Friends if you DO as He commands. BTW, Jesus did all the 'atoning' we'll ever need.
  • I think it is important when you repent to not do it again, if you repent but in your hart your not making a change then its not totaly repenting, when you repent you are saying i sined, i need forgivenss, and i will change.
  • 4-8-2017 Repent means to think again. A lot of people make up bullshit, pretending to know something when they don't. They listen to random preachers talking about repentance, and it doesn't seem to mean anything, so they assume the word never had any meaning. Well, anybody can look up the etymology: "re" means again and "pent" means to think. That's why prisoners go to a "penitentiary" -- They are there to think about their bad ways. That's why we say someone is in a "pensive" mood - They seem to be thinking about something. So we tend to assume that a person will correct his behavior after thinking about it, but the word does not imply that. It only refers to the thinking part.
  • To give up doing bad things...
  • To turn away from evil. Sin in any action is the feeling or thought that goes against God's standards. Acts 3:19 "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;"
  • It means to turn and go in a different direction.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      That's a wacky answer. In what direction are you looking at to answer the question in this subject?
    • Wakko
      How does it NOT mean what I said? If a sinner keeps going in the same direction s/he's been going in then s/he hasn't turned her/his life over to Christ, and that is referred to as "dying in one's sins".
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      How does it not mean what you said? For the reason that the questioner by the name of Annoymous could be looking in a certain direction, while you are looking in a different direction as you said. This is why you have to provide "insights" to let people know the exact direction you are looking at to define the word repentance.
    • Wakko
      The OP asked for MY take on what the word "repent" means. I gave my answer. Why is it that you force me to kick against your goads by attacking my answer? That is not of the Spirit! There is only one whom I know who brings attack in place of edification. Do you know what edification means? Instead of building others up, your whole intent is the tear them apart with words of division. You are self-righteous, and you are an antagonist. And no, that is not judgment, it is discernment.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      Quote: "The OP asked for MY take on what the word "repent" means." The questioner is asking every AB'er for their take on this question. I and others explained in what direction is the way to repent. You said to turn and go in a different direction. What you fail to understand is in WHAT DIRECTION are you referring to? Examples: turn away from sin, turn away from immorality, turn away from wrongful acts, turn away from unrighteousness, etc.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      As for attacking your answer, I'm just letting you know that you didn't provide an example in your answer.
    • Wakko
      You're the type of person I'd tell "Get the hell out of my yard!".
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      Different strokes for different folks.
  • Repent means to have a change of heart, to stop trusting your own heart, to start trusting the Lord,s heart.
  • It means to be so sorry for what you have done you will never do it again. Time will bear it out, if you really meant it. It means to turn away from, and in turning away you are turning toward a better life, a happier life. Any bad thing that had you held no longer has any power over you, that if ever tempted there is a way out...always. After a while the temptations you once felt disappears and you become free beause you trusted in the Lord.
  • To ' repent' is to change your ways of living...and to start to live a life of obedience to what Jesus asked. *** Bible Citations *** (Matthew 28:19, 20) Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      Sup pugs? It's always good to see you around. You answered this question 3 times already. Back then, you had a photo avatar in the old AB. Have you ever thought about uploading another photo avatar to look lively?
  • to ask god to forgive you of your sins

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