Confess (verb)

  1. Admit that one has committed a crime or done something wrong.
  2. Admit or reveal (a feeling or secret).
  3. Acknowledge one's faith in (a religion).


Late middle english: from latin confessus, past participle of confiteri, from con- "completely" + fateri "acknowledge".


  1. He confessed to the murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
  2. She finally confessed her love for him.
  3. He confessed his sins to the priest.
  4. The company confessed to breaking the law and agreed to pay a fine.
  5. He was forced to confess to a crime he didn't commit.
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