What is another word for shrive?

233 synonyms found


[ ʃɹˈa͡ɪv], [ ʃɹˈa‍ɪv], [ ʃ_ɹ_ˈaɪ_v]

Shrive is a term that has been in use for a long time in the English language. It means to grant absolution to someone or confess one's sins. Some synonyms for the word shrive include absolve, forgive, acquit, exculpate, and to clear one's conscience. These terms are often used in the context of religions in which a person confesses their sins to a religious leader, seeking absolution. Each of these synonyms has a subtle nuance that makes it distinct from the others in their specific usage. However, they all relate to the act of making amends for past wrongdoings and seeking forgiveness.

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How to use "Shrive" in context?

The word "shrive" is derived from the Old English word "schrive" which means to consecrate. A shrive is someone who has been consecrated by the Church to administer the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and holy orders to the faithful. The term "shrive" has also been used to describe someone who experiences a sudden change of heart and decides to become a practicing Christian.

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