Definition of repent :
1. Prostrate and rooting; - said of stems.
2. Same as Reptant.
3. To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin.
4. To cause to have sorrow or regret; - used impersonally.
5. To change the mind, or the course of conduct, on account of regret or dissatisfaction.
6. To feel pain on account of; to remember with sorrow.
7. To feel pain, sorrow, or regret, for what one has done or omitted to do.
8. To feel regret or sorrow; - used reflexively.
be caught with your pants down, rue, make a fool of yourself, hang your head, feel bad (about something), abye, blush, aby, be ashamed of someone, be penitent, wince, feel awful, cringe, bemoan, deplore, lament, reproach yourself, expiate
apologize (part of speech: verb)
- All I know is that I even now repent of having listened to a foolish pride. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
- You'll never repent of all you've done; you'll never do different." - "Northern Lights", Gilbert Parker.
- Have you, too, something wicked to repent of, or what is it?" - "Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2", Martin Anderson Nexo.