(~s, ~ting, ~ted)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
If you ~ something that you have done, you wish that you had not done it.
I simply gave in to him, and I’ve ~ted it ever since...
Ellis seemed to be ~ting that he had asked the question...
Five years later she ~s having given up her home.
VERB: V n, V that, V -ing
Regret is a feeling of sadness or disappointment, which is caused by something that has happened or something that you have done or not done.
Lillee said he had no ~s about retiring.
You can say that you ~ something as a polite way of saying that you are sorry about it. You use expressions such as I ~ to say or I ~ to inform you to show that you are sorry about something.
‘I very much ~ the injuries he sustained,’ he said...
I ~ that the United States has added its voice to such protests...
Her lack of co-operation is nothing new, I ~ to say...
VERB: V n, V that, V to-inf politeness
If someone expresses ~ about something, they say that they are sorry about it. (FORMAL)
He expressed great ~ and said that surgeons would attempt to reverse the operation...
She has accepted his resignation with ~.