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Synonyms for confess
kənˈfɛs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confess, squeal, fink(verb)

    confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

    Synonyms:
    oink, scab, fink, squeal, concede, profess, blackleg, rat

  2. concede, profess, confess(verb)

    admit (to a wrongdoing)

    "She confessed that she had taken the money"

    Synonyms:
    yield, cede, pretend, grant, concede, profess, fink, squeal

  3. confess(verb)

    confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith

    Synonyms:
    fink, concede, squeal, profess

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confess

    We accept another's statement; admit any point made against us; acknowledge what we have said or done, good or bad; avow our individual beliefs or feelings; certify to facts within our knowledge; confess our own faults; endorse a friend's note or statement; grant a request; own our faults or obligations; recognize lawful authority; concede a claim. Confess has a high and sacred use in the religious sense; as, to confess Christ before men. It may have also a playful sense (often with to); as, one confesses to a weakness for confectionery. The chief present use of the word, however, is in the sense of making known to others one's own wrong-doing; in this sense confess is stronger than acknowledge or admit, and more specific than own; a person admits a mistake; acknowledges a fault; confesses sin or crime. Compare APOLOGY; AVOW.

    Synonyms:
    accept, acknowledge, admit, allow, avow, certify, concede, disclose, endorse, grant, own, recognize

    Antonyms:
    cloak, conceal, cover, deny, disavow, disguise, disown, dissemble, dissimulate, hide, mask, repudiate, screen, secrete, veil

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confess

    Synonyms:
    avow, aver, own, reveal, disclose, acknowledge

    Antonyms:
    disaver, disavow, suppress, silentiate, deny

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confess(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    acknowledge (as a crime or fault), own, avow

  2. confess(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    admit, grant, concede, recognize

  3. confess(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    attest, prove, show, exhibit, manifest, be proof of

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. confess(v)

    Synonyms:
    acknowledge, own, admit, avow, divulge, disclose, reveal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    admit, recognise, acknowledge, confession, say, recognize

How to pronounce confess?

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Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say confess in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#170258avow
#187139blackleg

How to use confess in a sentence?

  1. Saint Jerome:

    The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Your confession is bound to be your possession sooner or later. Besides, every creation including you is a product of the spoken word of God. Now that signifies, you ought to use your mouth positively by professing/confessing positivities/possibilities and not at all negativities/impossibilities. Listen up, God knows what/all you need but he expects/demands you to undoubtedly/emphatically profess it/them over and over again to his hearing/ears until you possess it/all of them. Yes, even the scripture says in (Psalms chapter 81 : 10). It says, open up your mouth wide and then he (God) will fill it up with positivities/possibilities/realities. That's just what the scripture says and that evidently indicates, you should use your mouth ceaselessly to confess/profess positivities/possibilities and never negativities/impossibilities. Because, your mouth is equally meant/made for confessing/professing positivities/possibilities and not just only for mere eating/talking. Therefore come on, hence forth go ahead/dare to seal/solidify your faith with the words of your mouth.

  3. The British-born Avner:

    However, I never threw away those scribbles. I confess I was naughty.

  4. Jim Bob:

    We felt it was an important step for Josh to confess to the police.

  5. Confucius:

    The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.


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