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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 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 ?
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
But I can shrive their souls and hang their bodies most devoutly.
The monk hath some fair penitent to shrive to-night, that he is in such a hurry to depart,'' said De Bracy.
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.
The center is on a 20-acre parcel on the banks of the Coast Fork of the Willamette River owned by former Creswell City Administrator Mark Shrives and his wife, Peggy Shrives.
In additional scope, Watson, Shrives and Marston (2002) point out that voluntary disclosure subject has been the target of researchers for several years, such as for instance, Cerf (1961), Firth (1979), Verrecchia (1983 and 1990), Chow and Wong-Boren (1987), Cooke (1989 and 1991), Hossain, Perera and Rahman (1995) and Raffournier (1995).
Among those giving evidence at the inquest will be Detective Superin tendent Andrew Shrives and Detective Chief Inspector Sean O'Neil.
The Coventry Telegraph told last week how the 41-year-old mother was sent a letter on February 26 saying Mark Anthony Shrives, formerly of The Old Yard, Walsgrave, Coventry, was being released for four days at the end of March.
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Coach Derek Shrives said: "I am confident we will give a very good account of ourselves.