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shrive

shrive

 
pronunciation:
shraIv
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shrived, shriven, shrives, shriving, shrove
definition: of a priest, to hear the confession of, assign penance to, or give absolution to (someone).
similar words:
absolve, confess
derivation: shrift (n.)