shrive (v.) Old form(s): shriu'd , shriue , shriues
hear confession, grant absolution, forgive
1H6 I.ii.119[Alen??on to Reignier, of Charles and Pucelle] Doubtless he shrives this woman to her smock [i.e. completely absolves her, with bawdy pun]
CE II.ii.218[Adriana to Antipholus of Syracuse] I'll ... shrive you of a thousand idle pranks
MV I.ii.125[Portia to Nerissa, of Morocco] I had rather he should shrive me than wive me
RJ II.iv.179[Romeo to Nurse, of Juliet] she shall at Friar Laurence' cell / Be shrived and married
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