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[ verb ] turn away from sin or do penitence

Synonyms

atone

Used in print

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

`` Dearly beloved '' , he preached , `` unless you repent of your sins in a measure , and become converted to a degree , you will , I regret to say , be damned to a more_or_less extent '' .

Related terms

expiation

2
[ verb ] feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

Synonyms

regret rue

Related terms

feel sorrow

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