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shrive

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

[Middle English schriven, from Old English scrīfan, from Latin scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

shriv′er n.

shrive

(ʃraɪv)
vb, shrives, shriving, shrove, shrived, shriven (ˈʃrɪvən) or shrived
1. (Theology) to hear the confession of (a penitent)
2. (Theology) (tr) to impose a penance upon (a penitent) and grant him sacramental absolution
3. (Theology) (intr) to confess one's sins to a priest in order to obtain sacramental forgiveness
[Old English scrīfan, from Latin scrībere to write]
ˈshriver n

shrive

(ʃraɪv)

v. shrove shrived, shriv•en shrived, shriv•ing. v.t.
1. to impose penance on (a sinner).
2. to grant absolution to (a penitent).
v.i. Archaic.
3. to confess one's sins, as to a priest.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English scrīfan to assign, impose as a penance or sentence, c. Old Frisian skrīva to write, shrive, Old High German scrīban to write, prescribe]

shrive


Past participle: shriven/shrived
Gerund: shriving

Imperative
shrive
shrive
Present
I shrive
you shrive
he/she/it shrives
we shrive
you shrive
they shrive
Preterite
I shrived/shrove
you shrived/shrove
he/she/it shrived/shrove
we shrived/shrove
you shrived/shrove
they shrived/shrove
Present Continuous
I am shriving
you are shriving
he/she/it is shriving
we are shriving
you are shriving
they are shriving
Present Perfect
I have shriven/shrived
you have shriven/shrived
he/she/it has shriven/shrived
we have shriven/shrived
you have shriven/shrived
they have shriven/shrived
Past Continuous
I was shriving
you were shriving
he/she/it was shriving
we were shriving
you were shriving
they were shriving
Past Perfect
I had shriven/shrived
you had shriven/shrived
he/she/it had shriven/shrived
we had shriven/shrived
you had shriven/shrived
they had shriven/shrived
Future
I will shrive
you will shrive
he/she/it will shrive
we will shrive
you will shrive
they will shrive
Future Perfect
I will have shriven/shrived
you will have shriven/shrived
he/she/it will have shriven/shrived
we will have shriven/shrived
you will have shriven/shrived
they will have shriven/shrived
Future Continuous
I will be shriving
you will be shriving
he/she/it will be shriving
we will be shriving
you will be shriving
they will be shriving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shriving
you have been shriving
he/she/it has been shriving
we have been shriving
you have been shriving
they have been shriving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shriving
you will have been shriving
he/she/it will have been shriving
we will have been shriving
you will have been shriving
they will have been shriving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shriving
you had been shriving
he/she/it had been shriving
we had been shriving
you had been shriving
they had been shriving
Conditional
I would shrive
you would shrive
he/she/it would shrive
we would shrive
you would shrive
they would shrive
Past Conditional
I would have shriven/shrived
you would have shriven/shrived
he/she/it would have shriven/shrived
we would have shriven/shrived
you would have shriven/shrived
they would have shriven/shrived
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.shrive - grant remission of a sin toshrive - grant remission of a sin to; "The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's"
forgive - stop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"
Translations

shrive

pret <shrove>, ptp <shriven>
vt (old)die Beichte abnehmen (+dat)
References in classic literature ?
The monk hath some fair penitent to shrive to-night, that he is in such a hurry to depart,'' said De Bracy.
But I can shrive their souls and hang their bodies most devoutly.
Such, father, is not (now) my theme - I will not madly deem that power Of Earth may shrive me of the sin Unearthly pride hath revell'd in - I have no time to dote or dream: You call it hope - that fire of fire
Shrive thyself, thou vile knave, for I mean that thou shalt hang this day, and that where three roads meet, so that all men shall see thee hang, for carrion crows and daws to peck at.
Anthony Shrive, 76, suffered serious head injuries after being hurled 10ft into the air in the collision on the A41 Wergs Road in Tettenhall on February 10 last year.
It is the day before Lent - the old English word shrive means to confess all sins.
He is prohibited from being drunk in a public place, remaining in a licensed premises after being asked to leave, possessing an opened alcoholic drink in a public place except a licensed premises, and ordered not to enter the Malthouse pub and the Barrell and Shrive pub.
4 The word 'shrove' is the past tense of shrive and means to confess one's sins then afterwards the fast of Lent could be considered a penance of faults committed
Shrove comes from the medieval word shrive, which means to confess Traditionally pancakes were made to use up foods forbidden during Lent, including butter, eggs and flour
Shrove stems from the word shrive which means to confess sins.
Creswell City Administrator Mark Shrive said the plant's gradual closure has had a significant effect on the city's water-user budget.