To become willing to change ones actions for the better;

To acknowledge your wrongs to at least yourself and change your behavior for the good, regardless of how you might "feel" about it.

To do an "about face" on your wrong behavior;
When I realized I was taking advantage and lying to women, I choose to repent.

After repenting from talking negative about myself, I soon started getting a healthier self-esteem.

Repent now for the God's reality is near you.
by Tyler Durden 4582 March 23, 2008
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The act of seeing one's sinfulness, finding the root of it, turning from it and all that causes it, and avoiding it at all costs by means of having self-control, even resisting it when the temptation and chance to do it arises.
"King David after being confronted by Nathan over his sin, repented."
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Repentance is when one turns from their sins and wicked ways and puts a submissive faith and trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and trusts in Him for their own salvation.

Repentance is not just a guilty feeling, saying you're sorry, or crying tears, although those things might accompany it. True Repentance is not outward reform without inward change.

True repentance is a change of heart towards the sin that one used to love and now hates that results in one turning away from their wicked ways and bearing forth good fruit for God.
Repentance would involve things like this:

A thief who makes any possible restitution and instead of stealing works so that they'll have to give. That would include deleting any pirated content on their computers.

A liar who quits lying and instead uses their tongue for good and for the Truth.

Someone in Authority who once abused their authority but no longer does and instead uses their authority for good.

A cheat who no longer lives by fraud but now acts honestly.

An adulterer/fornicator who quits sleeping around and instead is faithful towards their spouse. Throwing away any pornography they may have as well.

Someone into the occult who wakes up and destroys their witchcraft materials no matter how expensive they may be and turns to serve the God of the Bible.

An idolater who throws away and destroys his former idols.
by Preacher of Repentance March 09, 2010
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it's an action any one do to ask forgiveness for his last bad behavior, to accept his coming back as good one. usually it happens between person and God.
He is doing his best, pray and worship his God to accept him as repentant.
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A word screamed by psychotic priests. Most commonly heard in small Spanish towns, where the priests will carry flaming brands and refer people to the Inquisition. Also used by the gangster priests who walk around British cities, beat-boppin to their christain rap.
"Repent!!!!! For tomorrow, you die!!!!!!!!"
by Tsing Shi Tao August 07, 2004
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Repent is what the priests expect you to do while grovling at thier feet like the sheep that all chritians are.
by Freak Obscene April 20, 2004
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when you have messed up in the past and feel deep regret and are therefore seeking atonement for your sins
kelsie: you messed up big time
lew: i know but i am trying to repent now. can you ever forgive me?
kelsie: of course i forgive you lets get married
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