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Synonyms for confess
kənˈfɛscon·fess

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. confess, squeal, finkverb

    confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

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

  2. concede, profess, confessverb

    admit (to a wrongdoing)

    "She confessed that she had taken the money"

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

  3. confessverb

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

    Synonyms:
    fink, concede, squeal, profess

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confessverb

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

  2. confessverb

    Synonyms:
    admit, grant, concede, recognize

  3. confessverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. confessverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "confess":

    admit, recognise, acknowledge, confession, say, recognize

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How to use confess in a sentence?

  1. 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 infers you ought to use your mouth positively by professing or confessing positivities/possibilities and not at all negativities nor impossibilities. Listen up, God knows all that you need. But, he expects and demands you to profess them undoubtedly and emphatically over and over again to his hearing or ears until you possess all of them. Yes! even the scripture says in (Psalms 81:10). It says, open up your mouth wide and then he (God) will fill it up with possibilities, realities and goodies. That's just what the scripture says and that evidently indicates, you should use your mouth ceaselessly to confess or profess positivities and possibilities and never negativities or impossibilities. Because, your mouth is equally meant and made for confessing or professing positivities and possibilities and not just only for mere eating or talking. Therefore, come on hence forth dare to seal and solidify your faith with the words of your mouth.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

    To confess a fault freely is the next thing to being innocent of it.

  3. Michael Ibsen:

    I have to confess there have been times when I've stood back at the end of the day alone in the workshop and think' gosh I'm making Richard III's coffin'.

  4. Carlos Ghosn:

    I was brutally taken from my work as I knew it, ripped from my family and my friends...It is impossible to express the depth of that deprivation, i was interrogated for up to eight hours a day without any lawyers present...'It will get worse for you if you don't just confess,' the prosecutor told me repeatedly.

  5. Sally Yates:

    I will confess, I did not anticipate there that we would have a -- literally a violent insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.

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