regret

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/rɪˈgrɛt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rɪˈgrɛt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ri gret)


Inflections of 'regret' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
regrets
v 3rd person singular
regretting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
regretted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
regretted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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regret

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. has no regrets about [going, staying, leaving]
  2. no regrets about getting [married, divorced]
  3. don't want to have any regrets
  4. do you have any regrets?
  5. said with [sincere, deep, profound] regret
  6. felt [sincere] regret for
  7. felt regret for not [helping, joining, calling]
  8. [showed, expressed, voiced] his regret
  9. expressed her regret at [having, being, losing]
  10. showed no regret [at all, whatsoever] (about)
  11. felt a sudden [pang, wave] of regret
  12. overwhelmed by a [pang] of regret
  13. please accept our (most) [sorrowful, sincere] regret
  14. would like to express my regret [about, for]
  15. much of the regret [comes, stems, originates] from
  16. not [accepting, staying] is his greatest regret
  17. regret at the [accident, incident, death, passing away, loss]
  18. is my only regret
  19. my only regret is
v
  1. regretted her [actions, words, behavior, decision]
  2. [immediately, always] regretted that
  3. we regret to [inform, advise, tell] you (that)
  4. regretted [stealing, breaking, destroying]
  5. regret (not) [going, saying, seeing]
  6. regret (not) having [gone]
  7. has regretted it [ever since, all her life]
  8. you will regret it [forever, for the rest of your life]
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