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rue (feel)

Definition:

to feel remorse for; to feel sorry for; to be contrite about

Class:

emotion verb (feeling)

Past tense:

rued

Present participle:

ruing

3rd-person singular present:

rues

Type of:

feel

Follows:

miss

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

regret | repent

Etymology:

[verb] "feel regret", Old English hreowan "make sorry, grieve" ... | [noun]...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of rue...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Repentance

the activity of reviewing one's actions and feeling contrition or regret for past wrongs. It generally involves a commitment to personal change and resolving to live a more responsible and humane life. The practice of repentance plays an important role... (40 of 3896 words, 3 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

repent | reptant | repenter [noun, derived]

to feel remorse (for); be contrite (about); show penitence (for), | [botany] lying or creeping along the ground; reptant | [biology] creeping, ... (20 of 503 words, 3 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/repent

Merriam-Webster:

repent [entry 1, verb] | bemoan [synonym, sense-specific] | deplore [synonym, sense-specific] | lament [synonym, sense-specific] | regret [synonym, sense-specific] | rue [synonym, sense-specific] | ache [similar, sense-specific] | bewail [similar, sense-specific] | grieve [similar, sense-specific] | ...

to turn from sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one's life | to feel regret or contrition ; to change one's mind | to cause to feel regret ... (28 of 162 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/repent

repent [entry 2, adjective] | creeping [synonym] | prostrate [synonym]

"creeping", "prostrate" (2 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

repent | repented [past tense] | repenting [present participle] | repents [3rd-person singular present] | afterthink [synonym, sense-specific] | regret [synonym, sense-specific] | reptant [synonym, sense-specific]

[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". | [theology, intransitive] To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to practice sin... (44 of 141 words, 7 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/repent

New World Dictionary:

repent | repenter [noun, related]

to feel sorry or self-reproachful for what one has done or failed to do; be conscience-stricken or contrite: often with of | to feel such regret or ... (26 of 133 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/repent

American Heritage Dictionary:

repent | repented [past tense] | repenting [present participle] | repents [3rd-person singular present] | repenter [noun, related]

To feel remorse, contrition, or self-reproach for what one has done or failed to do; be contrite. | To feel such regret for past conduct as to change ... (27 of 122 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/repent

Oxford Dictionary:

repent | repent oneself | repenter [derived]

feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one's wrongdoing or sin | view or think of (an action or omission) with deep regret or remorse | ... (25 of 109 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/repent

Random House Dictionary:

repent | creeping [synonym, sense-specific]

to feel sorry, self-reproachful, or contrite for past conduct; regret or be ... | to feel such sorrow for sin or fault as to be disposed to change ... (27 of 91 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/repent

Macmillan British Dictionary:

repent [intransitive/transitive, formal] | repented [past tense] | repenting [present participle] | repents [3rd-person singular present]

to recognize that you have done something wrong and to feel ashamed and sorry about it, especially when you have done something against the rules of ... (26 of 58 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/repent

Cambridge Dictionary:

repent [formal] | repentance [noun, derived]

to be very sorry for something bad you have done in the past and wish that you had not done it (21 of 54 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/repent

Britannica Encyclopedia:

rue [plant genus]

any plant of the genus Ruta, of the family Rutaceae, comprising 40 species of perennial shrubs and herbs native to Eurasia and the Canary Islands. ... (25 of 75 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/512305​/rue

Columbia Encyclopedia:

rue | Dictamnus alba [species]

common name for various members of the family Rutaceae, a large group of plants distributed throughout temperate and tropical regions and most ... (22 of 362 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0842632​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

repent [entry 1] | repented [past tense] | repenting [present participle] | repents [3rd-person singular present]

to recognize the wrong in something you have done and be sorry about it | to feel regret about a sin or past actions and change your ways or habits (29 of 74 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700526​/definition​.html  [offline]

repent [entry 2]

growing or lying along the ground (6 of 27 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700527​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

rue

First use: late 14th century

Origin: [verb] "feel regret", Old English hreowan "make sorry, grieve" ... | [noun] "perennial evergreen shrub", from Old French rue, earlier ... (22 of 122 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=rue

Wiktionary:

rue | rues [plural] | rued [past tense] | ruing [present participle] | rueing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English rewe, reowe, from Old English hrēow ("sorrow, regret, penitence, repentance,... | Old English hrēowan, perhaps influenced by Old Norse hryggja ("to distress, grieve"), from Germanic. Cognate... (27 of 99 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rue

New World Dictionary:

rue | rued [past tense] | ruing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English reowen from Old English hreowan, akin to ... | Old French from Latin ruta from Greek rhytē (18 of 36 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rue

American Heritage Dictionary:

rue | rued [past tense] | ruing [present participle] | rues [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English ruen, from Old English hrēowan, to affect with grief, and hrēowian, to repent. | Middle English, ... (17 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rue

Collins Dictionary:

rue

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old English hrēowan; related to Old Saxon hreuwan, Old High German hriuwan | from Old French, from Latin rūta, from Greek rhutē

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rue

Oxford Dictionary:

rue [entry 1] | rued [past tense] | rueing [present participle] | ruing [present participle] | rues [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old English hrēow "repentance", hrēowan "affect with contrition", of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rouw "mourning" and German Reue "remorse"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rue

rue [entry 2]

Origin: Middle English: from Old French, via Latin from Greek rhutē

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rue--2

Merriam-Webster:

rue [entry 1, noun]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English rewe, from Old English hrēow; akin to Old High German hriuwa sorrow

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rue

rue [entry 3, noun]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin ruta, from Greek rhytē

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Encarta Dictionary:

rue [entry 1] | rued [past tense] | ruing [present participle] | rues [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Old English hrēowan from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861706446​/definition​.html  [offline]

rue [entry 2] | rues [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French and Latin ruta from Greek rhutē

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861706447​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

rue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "rue"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rue

Macmillan British Dictionary:

rue [transitive, literary] | rued [past tense] | ruing [present participle] | rues [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "rue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rue

Macmillan American Dictionary:

rue [transitive, literary] | rued [past tense] | ruing [present participle] | rues [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/rue

Cambridge Dictionary:

rue [dated, literary] | rued [past tense] | rueing [present participle] | ruing [present participle]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "rue"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "rue"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rue

the Free Dictionary:

rue

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "rue"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "rue"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "rue" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

rue | rues [plural] | rued [past tense] | rueing [present participle] | ruing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "rue"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

YourDictionary Audio:

rue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "rue" by speech synthesizer

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