Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb confess

3 senses of confess

Sense 1
confess, squeal, fink -- (confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure)
       => admit, acknowledge -- (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten")

Sense 2
concede, profess, confess -- (admit (to a wrongdoing); "She confessed that she had taken the money")
       => admit, acknowledge -- (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten")

Sense 3
confess -- (confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith)
       => admit, acknowledge -- (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten")

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