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Meaning & Definition of Confess in English

English

Confess

/kənfɛs/

verb

1. Confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

    synonym:
  • confess
  • ,
  • squeal
  • ,
  • fink

2. Admit (to a wrongdoing)

  • "She confessed that she had taken the money"
    synonym:
  • concede
  • ,
  • profess
  • ,
  • confess

3. Confess to god in the presence of a priest, as in the catholic faith

    synonym:
  • confess

Examples of using

Do you want me to confess to the murder?
I must confess I haven't read it yet.
Did Tom confess?