Definition of Shrive in English :

Define Shrive in English

Shrive meaning in English

Meaning of Shrive in English

Pronunciation of Shrive in English

Shrive pronunciation in English

Pronounce Shrive in English


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1. absolve, shrive

grant remission of a sin to

Example Sentences:
'The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: shrives, shriving, shrove, shrived, shriven (ˈʃrɪvən ) or shrived mainly Roman Catholic Church
to hear the confession of (a penitent)
2. (transitive)
to impose a penance upon (a penitent) and grant him or her sacramental absolution
3. (intransitive)
to confess one's sins to a priest in order to obtain sacramental forgiveness

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verb transitiveWord forms: shrived or shrove, ˈshriven (ˈʃrɪvən ; shrivˈən) or shrived, ˈshriving Archaic
to hear the confession of and absolve
to get absolution for oneself by confessing
verb intransitive Archaic
to make one's confession
to hear confessions

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v. shrove (shrōv) or shrived, shriv·en (shrĭvən) or shrived, shriv·ing, shrives
1. To hear the confession of and give absolution to (a penitent).
2. To obtain absolution for (oneself) by confessing and doing penance.
1. To make or go to confession.
2. To hear confessions.

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